Chocolate Penguins – it must be Belgium

I’ve lived in Brussels as a student, au pair and civil servant. This part of the trip has been less about exploring and more about late nights and long chats with old friends. Here’s a Top Ten of things I like about the city I used to call home.

1. SABLON

If you can’t afford the antiques, you can always afford a coffee

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2. FLEA MARKET

Browse before brunch below the Palais de Justice

 

 

3. FISH MARKET

Great atmosphere at some of the city’s best delis

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4. GRAND PLACE

Its beautiful. Better at night having a drink on a terrace

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5. CHOCOLATE

So many brands, so many tastes, so very tempted to dive into these penguins

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6. MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS

Always good for a bit of Bosch and Brueghel

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7. STREET FOOD

Waffles and frites at every corner. There’s a good pitta street near the Grand Place too

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8. ARCHITECTURE

Few houses in the city look the same

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9. COFFEE

Never disappointed – there’s always a treat

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10. BEERS

They can look like bottles of whisky and are produced with the same amount of care. Over one thousand to try – next trip perhaps

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