Brussels & Bruges (May 2019)

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From Paris, we took the train to Brussels. It was so quick!

I wanted to come here for (in no particular order):

  • Frites
  • Waffles
  • Belgium beer
  • Mussels
  • Chocolate

First things first: frites.

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Fritland
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Got latte from Corica which was REALLY GOOD. I think that was the BEST latte I had in Belgium. I even went back the last day before we had to leave to Amsterdam (next blog).

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coffee beans

Next: Belgium waffles

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 pretty good, with chocolate chips inside and warm!
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Jeanneke Pis
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Delirium Cafe

Went to Delirium Cafe for delirium nocturnum (my fave).

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For dinner, we went to Fin de Siecle:

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Framboise lambic beer (SOOO GOOD)
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pork knuckle
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sausage & mashed potato
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Took the train to parc du cinquantenaire for sunset

Day 2 – Day trip to Bruges

We took a train to “Ghent” and switched to another train from there to Bruges.

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Hot chocolate from Old Chocolate House
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You pour the chocolate into the hot milk
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Lots of greenery. The town was very walkable and very cute. Worth spending the afternoon there.

Back to Brussels.

For dinner, we went to T’Kelderke which our Airbnb host recommended:

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moules

Drank beer and ate mussels – checked off my list, but it was overpriced probably because it was in the Grand Place where the tourists go.

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Cantillon Brewery tour:

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Our tour guide talked a lot about the sugar industry and beer industry. I learned so much about this brewery and history of beer in Brussels. This is one of the oldest still standing brewery in Brussels, although most of its consumers are outside of Brussels. Their beer is all natural, organic, and they don’t try to control the taste, so it differs according to the seasons.

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beer tasting

Went on a free walking tour:

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Georgette frites

The frites from Georgette were my fave on this trip.

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Cheese Kot: raclette cheese sandwiches (highly recommend their truffle cheese sandwich!!!)

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raclette

Mer du Nord/Oysters:

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LOVED ITTTTT!!!!! One of the best seafood I ever had. You just pick from the window and they cook for you – grilled fish, shrimp croquettes, and we had oysters from France and Ireland (I liked the ones from France). Everything was SO GOOD.

The chocolates that I bought from Brussels & Bruges to bring home:

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