Festive season in Brussels

Brussels at Christmas is a delight. Having only ever been to Brussels before for work and spending my time wandering around in the rain between meetings in nondescript office buildings, this trip made a nice change. It may have been freezing cold, but seeing the buildings in Grand Place lit up to music was definitely worth it,

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This square is thought to be one of the most beautiful in Europe – and when lit like this was a huge Christmas tree it’s not difficult to see why, IMG_8380

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IMG_8393The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert was lit up beautifully – and as usual full of tempting chocolate delights (as well as marshmallows).

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A box full of macroons. IMG_8400

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IMG_8405The tree in Grand Place represents Rīga as both the European Capital of Culture and the capital of the presiding state of the Council of the European Union.  IMG_8413

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IMG_8474Belgium is famous for it’s waffles. I many waffles on this trip. This was the Brussels waffle, you can also get the smaller liege waffle (which I also tested for comparison purposes).

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Like most Christmas markets, it was rather busy.IMG_8492

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There was even a Christmas pig. IMG_8525

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Fuel for the weekend! IMG_8551Only a couple of hours from London by Eurostar, Brussels is a great place for a quick city visit at Christmas.

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This entry was posted by Jennifer Ferreira.

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