Brussels, Belgium (April 2014)
In 2012, I first visited Brussels, which you can read about here: Europe Diaries: A Glimpse of the Capital, and to be honest, the city did not strike me as one of a kind or anything special. My friends who have also visited the city shared the same sentiments. However, its history and importance (both politically and historically) continues to interest me, which is why I made it a point to give it another shot when I went to Europe earlier this year; and I am so glad I did.
Two weeks was the amount of time I spent exploring the beauty of Belgium and all that it had to offer, and majority of the time was spent in the capital. Just to let you know, I honestly was so confused as to how I would write my travel diaries for Brussels; if I should make it a series or just wrap it all up in one post. The former seemed to be a lot of work, so I decided to go with the latter.
From going to the outskirts of the city to exploring its well-known attractions like the Grand Place, the Atomium, Mini-Europe, the Palace, and so on, I believe I did what every traveler dreams of doing - to visit a city and spend your time as if you’re one of the locals.