Anecdotes

A Few Days in Brussels, Belgium

This reference might be going a little far back, but have you ever seen that episode of The Simpsons when Homer daydreams about the land of chocolate? Allow me to show you:

This is what Brussels was like for me. If you’re not already aware, Belgian chocolate is good. Really good. Being a self-proclaimed chocoholic, this was an exciting time for me. Much like Homer, I was in the land of chocolate, and I acted like it. I skipped down the street and went into every chocolate shop I encountered, sampling delightful truffles in every shop with my husband trailing behind me wondering when we were going to stop looking at chocolate shops and start doing something else…anything else.

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Brussels, of course, is so much more than the land of chocolate. It is a beautiful, vibrant European city that is full of history, art, and culture. It has world class museums, non-chocolate culinary delights, and incredible architecture. It is one of the great must-see destinations in Europe; a large city with small town charm.

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When I wasn’t stuffing my face with as much chocolate as I was able, I spent my time in Brussels exploring the city on foot, perusing museums and art galleries, and generally enjoying the delights the city has to offer.

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Memorable non-chocolate consumables included their famous Belgian waffles topped with powdered sugar and freshly sliced strawberries as well as Lambic, which is a sort of wine-beer combination, usually with a fruity flavor such as cherry. It’s refreshing and delicious!

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Ok…so I’m motivated mostly by my stomach. We’ve discussed this before in this blog. But if you’re into desserts, you really should visit Belgium. They do desserts well.

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Oh, and when it was time to fly home, I’ll admit I bought several boxes of chocolate to take home as “gifts”. I may or may not have ended up eating all that chocolate during the flight home. I regret nothing.

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