Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Adventure in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium was beautiful.  It was much different than I pictured, but fabulous none the less.  We made it here after a short train ride from Amsterdam.  The city is big... and has so much to see, taste, and do!  The first thing we did after arriving was stop at a little waffle stand.  It was delicious!  We stayed in Brussels for 4 days at the Sheraton Brussels.  We spent a lot of time walking around exploring, trying some new restaurants, and just enjoying the feeling of being in the city.
The Atomium was built for the World Fair after the second world war.  It was the first event of its kind after the war and the Atomium was a symbol of coming together.  It's supposed to be in the shape of an atom magnified over a billion times!  We went all the way to the top.
I couldn't wait to dig into one of these!!
We tried lots of beer in Belgium.  Our tour guide told us you could drink a different beer every single day of the year and still not try all of the different beers Belgium brews!
The gorgeous city center was filled with incredible architecture!
My love and I in one of the many parks in the city!
I could go back right now!  Looking at these pictures is making me miss all of our adventures.
Belgium was amazing!!

20 comments:

Bre said...

It is making me look forward to our honeymoon! I am worried about having good walking shoes. Any tips?

Nikosmommy said...

Belgium is a great place to visit! I remember the first time I went (when I was 12, I thought the Atomium was the most amazing thing ever- even better than the Eiffel tower) and the "peeing boy" made me blush!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Great pics! Looks like a great time! :)

Bree said...

You guys love your beer hahah
Those waffles tho-oh man! I keep checking my cupboards for something to eat and this did not help! :P

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh my gosh look at those waffles!! yum!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow it looks like you all had an awesome trip!! Love all of the great pictures!!

Leslee said...

Great recap Tracy! Belgium looks fabulous... The architecture is AWESOME as you stated and shared.

P.S. Love the collages! I use Picasa...

Stephanie said...

Thank you for causing my Belgian waffle smothered in chocolate craving. ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Amazing pictures - makes me wan t to go! Thanks for posting :)

Gtreat blog!

Allison said...

Oh my! I think I would've gained 20 lbs if I went there.

Pia said...

I spent a weekend in Brussels a month ago and I loved it! The city is so beautiful!
And the waffles? Heavenly. Did you try Kriek, the cherry beer? So good.

Megan said...

I'm so excited you got to see Brussels! I actually went there a few years back because I wanted to go to a country with GOOD beer (and I seriously love trappist ales...making Belgium my favorite beer country haha). I always hear that Brussels is so overrated...but I truly think it's seriously UNDERrated! Great post :-)

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

Awesome pictures! You guys always look like you always have a great time! I envy the fact that you are so adventurous and able to travel. I'm scared to death to leave the US!

Natasha said...

you had authentic belgian waffles...so jealous!! all these places are so going on my travel list after your adventures my friend =)

Val said...

What an amazing adventure. Your pics are awesome!

Chiara said...

These are amazing pictures!!!!
I stayed at the Sheraton too in Brussels, great walking distance.
xoxo

Chiara said...

These are amazing pictures!!!!
I stayed at the Sheraton too in Brussels, great walking distance.
xoxo

Our Family of Four said...

Are you serious.. is that a chocolate waffle I see. OMG! I would be in heaven!

Courtney said...

those waffles? THE reason I want to go to Belgium. Love it :)

Ocean Dreams said...

I would love to try their waffles and that elephant looks like chocolate. I want to eat it, ha ha! Darling pictures of you and the hubby.