My top things to do in Brussels, Belgium – proudly presented to you a year later, one post at a time. I spent over a week in Brussels, Belgium. I explored the city by foot mostly and by car with a friend.
When i look at my photos from Brussels, I feel as if I’ve been transported to an old hollywood movie set. As a result I felt like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. It’s really hard not to feel inspired by all the art, history, the beautiful architecture, museums etc. We flew into Amsterdam from Vancouver and took the train to Brussels. The airport and the train station are connected and it took just about 2 hours to get to Brussels.
Brussels is the centre of European culture and has more to offer than anyone can imagine. The city offers over 90 museums, beautiful parks, historical architecture, great shopping and much more. And of course belgian chocolate and waffles. It is hard for me to pass on dessert. I had waffles for breakfast almost daily.
Top Things in Brussels – Parc du Cinquantenaire
Yes one of the top things to do in Brussels is devouring Waffles and enjoying delicious Belgian chocolate. To work off the calories, it’s good to go out for a walk … once a day helps.
One grey evening, my new friend Julien who happens to be a photographer from Paris decided we should go exploring the city. We drove out to Parc du Cinquantenaire also know as Jubelpark (Jubilee Park). It is a public park, hence there’s no fee to enter. If you visit Brussels I highly recommend you make your way to this beauteous and picturesque destination. Jubilee Parks makes a great backdrop for photos. One of the photos from our shoot made it’s way into Drishti Magazine.
Also known as Jubel Park, it also hosts Cinquantenaire Museum – part of the Royal Museums of Art and History.
I lucked out by meeting my new friend Julien via instagram through tourism brussels page. During my time off from the FUE Europe Conference I spent exploring the city alone and at times with him. FUE Europe conference asked me to come on board as an MC for the event and to interviews surgeons and doctors flying in from around the world on camera.
Meeting Julien Dzuidzia was and blessing – to have a photographer by my side to help document my travels and be my guide. Julien had just moved from Paris to Brussels and I was dying to go to there. What a delight!
Lately i find myself checking flights to various European cities. My dreams is to spend at least a year in Europe, perhaps with Paris as a base and then traveling all over Europe as a writer/blogger – documenting my travels. Perhaps, learning to cook in Italy, learning to paint and speak french in Paris. Normally people wander over to Europe in their twenties right out of school. A little late to the party, but better late than never. In conclusion I am in love with Belgium and Europe if you can’t tell by now.