30 January 2015

45 minutes in brussels

on my way from london to our next stop, i had a four hour layover in brussels (the boy took a different, direct flight). i figured i had enough time to get into the city to explore and eat a waffle and then back to the airport. i hurried as much as possible through customs and scurried to the train terminal and hopped on a train to brussels central station. by the time i got to the center of the city, i had just 45 minutes before i had to turn around and go back again. it was a little crazy, but totally worth it!

i had been in brussels once before – on a day-long layover to kenya when i was thirteen – but i forgot how magnificent the main square is!

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i wandered the streets a bit in search for a just-right belgian waffle. i remembered how incredible these were from my last time in brussels. but they were even more delcious than i remembered!

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of course i also had to have some belgian chocolate while in belgium! chocolate is everwhere in the streets of brussels!

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i got to the train station just in time to run straight onto the train headed back for the airport – phew! that was a wild and wonderful few hours! and three countries in one day?! i’ll take it!

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5 comments :

  1. I am drooling over those waffles! They look delicious.. what a treat! :)

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  2. I love how you soak up each moment of life!

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  3. Yes, those waffles look much better than my bowl of Cheerios! And that was one of my favorite things about Europe; the ease of traveling. We had a similar (rushed) experience in Austria but like yours, it was so worth it! Your pictures make me want to go back.

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  4. Yum! I think it's awesome how you take advantage of all the time you have! Im sure I'm not alone in wondering if you and the boy are looking to move overseas?!

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  5. Of course you did! What a smart decision. Thanks for the inspiration to suck the marrow out of more layovers! Love your approach. Enjoy your travels!

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