Brussels!

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A few weeks ago, I went to visit a friend of mine in Brussels. She’s currently staying there for her studies and asked me if I would like to come by. I did, so after a three hours bus ride, I arrived in Brussels.

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Of course we had to see some of the tourist attractions of the city, so we went to see Manneken Pis and the Atomium. We also did some shopping, though I would highly advise against visiting the Primark in Brussels. It’s so FUCKING busy,  unbelievable.

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Even though I really applaud Brussels for its lovely food and many fine restaurants, going grocery shopping was ridiculously expensive. I realise The Netherlands is a cheap country to go grocery shopping, but hell. It really is a good thing there’s so many not necessarily expensive places to eat out, because staying in would cost a fortune.

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During my visit, we went to the Beer museum and the Chocolate museum. The Beer museum wasn’t really any good, but the Chocolate museum gave a little show about how to make pralines (with a tasting a the end), so that was one we thoroughly enjoyed. However, I’m sure Brussels had a lot more museums to offer and I would have liked to visit more of them, I think.

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However, I don’t think I will be visiting Brussels again. Even though I liked being there with my friend, I didn’t really enjoy the city that much. On every street, soldiers with automatic guns were walking around. I understand why, with the recent attacks on Brussels, but it didn’t make me feel any safer. There’s also a lot of homeless people on the streets, something I’m not really that used to (even while living in Amsterdam).

All in all, I did have a good time in Brussels. I liked visiting my friend who I hadn’t seen in a long time. However, the city didn’t really do it for me. It’s the first city I feel this strongly about (even though Birmingham is a solid second), but it is also why I think I won’t enjoy Paris. I think I would definitely want to visit Brugge again, though, because maybe a slightly smaller city is better fit for me.

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