Brussels and Salzburg take the cake for my two favorite cities in Europe. I have LOVED all of the cities I’ve visited, but I love Brussels and Salzburg in a different way. I loved the other cities the way I would love a new, exciting friend, or London like a best friend. But I love Brussels and Salzburg the way you love an outright beautiful person – just mesmerized and taken.
Literally every shop was a chocolate shop or waffle stand. I’m not even exaggerating. Literally, one chocolate shop after another. I kid you not when I say all that I consumed were waffles, chocolate, mussels, fries, with some raclette and meatballs thrown in there. I didn’t even drink water until the second day or so because all I was drinking was beer. Speaking of beer, my friends and I went to a beer house called Delirium that houses over 2000 different types of beer, a Guiness World Record holder.
We stayed in the Grand Place, which is probably one of the most gorgeous places I’ve been in Europe. Literally, a 360 jaw-dropping spectacle. There were also Christmas markets and Christmas spirit scattered all around the city. Brussels is definitely a city to visit in the wintertime, near Christmas. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
It was a great last adventure this unforgettable semester abroad.
Mussels in Gratin
Belgian Waffle (“Gaufre”) with Nutella – I kept it simple
Raclette Plate – Raclette is a type of cheese – Swiss origin
Atomium – Built for the 1958 World Exhibition
Beautiful Chocolate and Sweet Shops EVERYWHERE
Manneken Pis – Peeing Statue