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Travel Blogs from Brussels
Location : On the shores of Senne between Brughes and Ghent
Language : Dutch- French
Currency : Euro
Sites to visit: Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium
Gastronomy: Moules frites, waffle, great desserts
Cities near: Antwerp, Gent, ...
... got to see the rooms where the decisions are made. He spoke to us more about the four main branches: The Council, the Commission, the Parliament, and the European Court of Justice and how they work through a checks and balance system.
Here we learned about why EU chose to unite in order to avoid another catastrophe like WWII where they fought against each other. In 2012, the EU won the Nobel Peace ...
... Belgian beer (the name escapes me but it was just about the best I’ve ever had). Maud gave me suggestions of where to go in and around Bordeaux and we parted company; my stay in the otherwise rather uninspiring Brussels was made great by the people I met. I head out to the home of my host, Jef, where I had dinner and sat around watching a B-movie until 2am with my host’s funny flatmates.
Having considered making a trip to Ghent or Bruges, ...
... for heaps of different countries! So we ended up buying stickers from the five countries that we'd missed (Netherlands, Czech, Hungary, Albania and Egypt) so we can complete the guitar at least, even if those ones are all the same style! We wandered a while longer and made our way to the famous Mannekin Pis! The statue of the ******* boy! It was ridiculously small. I had heard it was small, but from the pictures I'd seen I had expected it to be ...