The 2nd part of the Belgium weekend trip with my fellow schoolmates interning around europe was spent in Brussels. From what i've heard from people who have been to belgium/fellow interns living in france, one day in brussels is more than enough to visit its iconic places. Honestly, I'm not sure about that, I would probably like to have a couple more hours (well Jerald and I had only 10 hours to spend in brussels) to enjoy the night lights and food more, nevertheless, we had a great time.
Well, before we headed to brussels, Jerald and I woke up bright and early for our complimentary breakfast at the hotel and headed for the Choco-Story Musuem.
Unfortunately we didn't have much time to stay and watch the whole chocolate making demonstration, BUT free chocolates is always a plus :)
Had to run for the train again for the 2nd time on this trip! The whole train running thing is scary. Its like running having mini shocks sent to your heart. Not good. Need to learn to estimate time better and give more allowance!
Unfortunately, we encountered a sad situation while eating here. We ordered 2 dishes to split and share because some of us weren't hungry and we wanted to eat other things like waffles after. When the waiter saw that we only ordered 2 portions he was pretty discriminating, and charged us less as if we were poor students.
Well, maybe we are, and I'm definitely not complaining about getting a cheaper meal, but it's so wrong to discriminate people BASE ON WHAT THEY EAT. Or if they choose to have tap water instead of 5euros coke. Get this whole judgement thing a lot when eating in the EU especially when I go out to eat with Jerald alone. Portions are SO HUGE here, I rather share than let food go to waste because I can NEVER finish. Why do people judge so easily. Its sad.
After lunch, we headed to the Digital Comic Museum. It was really really good. Huge museum which we didn't really have time to visit EVERY single thing, but managed to cover the bulk of it! It was so entertaining to read about the different types of comics and the process in from the individual sketching to the story board to actually forming and printing of the comic books. Definitely made me want to get into a comic series!
So continued to roam the streets until dinner time. I found Mr Bronze man. Remember Mr Gold Man from Amsterdam? Well Mr Bronze Man was just as nice, and he spoke in squeaks. Which was so entertaining!
Also we found Biscuits with a Message. One packaging said "Not only for good kids", and another "This is the Speculoos that will love you back". HOW CUTE IS THAT.
Famous Godiva Chocolate Strawberries everyone else convinced me not to buy and that I could make it on my own.
After walking around for a while with no where to go to, Daryl brought us all to this park that overlooked part of the city. Sadly, the cloudy weather meant not a very clear sunset view, but still, we had a nice walk there :)
That wraps up my short weekend getaway to Belgium. Visiting different cities in Europe is so much fun. The people and architecture of each country (even each city in each country) is so different all so very unique! I JUST WANT TO SEE THEM ALL!!
Can't wait to travel non-stop for 20 days during winter break! So glad for this opportunity to explore and live in Europe. For all the inconvenience and the getting use to a new culture, even sometimes the level of discrimination, being able to see these countries in real life and capture them in pictures, its all worth it.