Beautiful Brussels

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Brussels has something of a bad reputation, mostly for being a grey and gloomy city of European bureaucrats and politicians, running around in a never-ending rain while wearing ill-fitting suits and carrying small leather briefcases around.

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brussels belgiumIn reality the European capital, of course, is so much more than that.

The historic yet youthful city has a very distinct atmosphere to it. There’s life in these streets.

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The narrow streets of the city center make for a quintessentially European view

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Brussels is also a great place for food lovers. Belgium is known for its chocolates, beers and cheeses, but the fun doesn’t end there. They also have some amazing frites – double fried potatoes.

And mussels in Brussels isn’t just a funny rhyme, it’s one of my favorite dishes!

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Don’t forget about Belgian waffles!

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The charming Anneessens is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brussels – with the best outdoor cafés in town!

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Belgium is also the birthplace of many legendary comic books, and that legacy is clearly visible in the city

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The majestic Grand Place has some amazing architecture (and hordes of tourists)

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The Royal Palace is an impressive sight – one of many in this beautiful city

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