Jumat, 17 Mei 2013

In Brussel Try Waffle!

The second country in Europe I visited last December was Belgium. Famous of it's "Belgian Chocolate", I had no idea what objects could be seen there. *Yah maklum lah ikut tur, itinerary ga bikin sendiri, jadi ngga pake tahap browsing-browsing objek wisata T_T

From Paris, we rode a bus to Brussel (which was a transit city before heading to Germany). I was soooo excited seeing many colorful traditional houses along the road, but too bad the bus' speed hold me from taking any pics. I looove the ambiance of the country side, with beautiful houses & trees. 

Then the bus stopped at Atomium Monument, Brussel. As the symbol of Brussel, this is the must-visit-place travel agent will take you to. We've only had 10 minutes to take pictures (weewwww) and continued our journey. Actually, inside those monuments were museums. But how could you enter a museum in 10 minutes?!?


I found that Brussel was a very nice city (although I liked the country side more) and I loved it!


We went to Eikstraat/Stoofstraat and see beautiful junction with colossal architectural buildings, embellished with gold carvings (I don't know whether it's real gold or not). I felt like going inside a fairytale!

Then we visited Manneken Pis... which actually was a statue of peeing boy. Wowwww many people wanted to take picture with him! It's amazing how Belgian can make that object into tourism. I wonder what if statues in Jakarta become tourism object too heheheh.. (Patung Pancoran, Tugu Tani, uwooo makin macet ya) BTW the history of Manneken Pis can be read here.
Manneken Pis (^_^)v peace...

The best part was, many shops were scattered around the statue. From Belgian chocolate (Godiva and other trademark I hadn't known) to... WAFFLES! Oh. My. Goodness. From 1 euro you can enjoy a freshly baked waffle, still hot, crispy outside and fluffy inside :9 Looked at this cute girl buying waffle, I couldn't resist not to buy me one, too.


PS: 1 euro is for waffle only. For added toppings, can cost you until 5 euro. Well, things were expensive in Europe. No wonder I bought no souvenirs, except local food for my stomach :))

Ahhhh I'm drooling for these handicrafts... But here goes the same issue: it cost a fortune!

At the end, visiting Brussel was such a pleasure. Alhamdulillaah. I hope Allah gave me fortune to go there again someday (maybe backpacking?) ^^