€5 Trip To Belgium

So, I think Belgium is officially my favorite country ever! I seriously loved it there! I found a flight from Hamburg (where I was staying in Germany) to Brussels for €5, yes thats like six USD, so I couldn’t pass it up! Going to Belgium was never a high priority for me, but now after visiting I’m wondering why it’s not on everyones list! I just can’t get over how absolutely stunning this place was! My flight got in around 9am on Wednesday, so after I checked into my hostel, I went off to explore! I think I must have gotten lost at least a hundred times, but I always seemed to end up at the Grande Place. It’s basically a big square surrounded by these amazing buildings and cute little restaurants. The first day I was there I pretty much just walked around and saw all of the iconic sights in Brussels; the Grande Palace, Town Hall, Manneken- Pis (which is literally a statue of a boy peeing??? sooo confused as to why this is so famous), Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, and the Galeries St Hubert. I swear every building here is so elegant and beautiful!

The rest of the time I pretty much just ate loads and loads of Belgian waffles and frites, which, I can confirm are out of this world!! I swear Europe really is a foodies paradise!

Anyways, here are some photos that I captured while I was in Brussels! Enjoy!

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There were about a million little waffle shops on the streets, but I stumbled upon this one and it was sooo good (insert heart eyes emoji here)!
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Definitely not the best photo, but this is what you get when you have an old couple to take your pic hah

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Brussels is known for having comic strips painted throughout the city, but I only saw a few while I was there. Apparently there are over 50 of them, but you basically have to go on a hunt to find them all. Maybe next time;)

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I’ll never get over how beautiful all the narrow cobblestone streets are in Europe. They are everywhere over here and they are just so cute!

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I’d like to say that I bought lots and lots of chocolate, but honestly I just went in to every chocolate shop and got free samples hah. Best. Thing. Ever!

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Standing in this square felt so unreal. I mean look at how beautiful it is!

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Okay I’ve got to say, the Royal Palace puts the Buckingham Palace to shame… It was seriously HUGE! And the gardens surrounding it were so beautiful!
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I ended my trip indulging in the best breakfast ever! I had read a lot of great reviews on this place called Peck 47, so I decided I had to try it out before I left. I had a chorizo and goat cheese waffle with poached eggs and bacon, and it was to die for!

So that’s Brussels, Belgium! A place that totally stole my heart the moment I arrived! If I ever got the chance to go back, I would do it in a heartbeat! I totally encourage anyone who wants to visit Europe to make a trip over to Belgium! I’ll have a blog post up tomorrow about Brugge, a village I took a day trip to while I was in Belgium. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Lots of love from Ireland!

Love, Kaite.