On the Streets of Brussels , Belgium ! (Euro Travel Series, Blog – II)

Hey Guys ! Continuing from where we left in the last Paris blog , here’s the next write up of Euro Travel series :

Brussels ,Belgium

Having spent a happy 40 hours or so at Paris , we left for our next destination – Brussels, Belgium ,  in our very own Mercedes Benz  – The Tour Bus I mean  🙂

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Well the best part about Europe Travel  is that you are on a continuous sight-seeing spree even while in transit. Wherever you look,  10 out of 10 times you gonna be spellbound by the sheer abundance of  natural aura all around. Lush Green Farms , Windmills , Clouds etc. together present a live  painting  of a beautiful landscape .

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Icing on our cake  during travel were our Ready-To-Eat Indian stuff including Nut Crackers , Cupa Noodles , Aalu Bhujia’s  & other  hunger arresters  which we used to munch down during short stops at Gas Stations.

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After being driven for about 3.5 hours, we reached Mini-Europe which is a must – visit spot in Brussels and rightly so . Well it’s  a  beautifully crafted & well thought of tourist attraction which houses the proto-types of all major European Attractions. Continuing with the theme of #Minimum Text & #Maximum Photographs for Euro Travel series, I would rather let following photographs do the talking about what Mini -Europe :

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With wide smiles , we left Mini – Europe for Brussels Main City area . Just as you enter the Brussels city , a feeling of deja vu strikes you,  thanks to yet another spectacular display of architecture & civil engineering marvels , which seem similar to the one at Paris.However, one close look and you find that aesthetics here are little different from the traditional Gothic architecture of France.

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But how do you know that you are at Brussels ?  May sound funny to some , but a peeing boy statue at every nook & corner of the streets, the Manneken Pis ,will help you confirm your location. It’s kind of  a Statue with National Importance here . (original one is a Bronze Statue)

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While there are many stories regarding the same but most popular one is that a very rich & influential man of Brussels lost his son . Everyone went frenzy to search for him. And when he was finally found , at that very moment , he was actually peeing and hence the over loving Dad got a statue erected in the same pose.

And then you have a this guy , a single rub on whose hand is supposed to bring you luck , while it’s a separate issue that he himself seems to be one who needs maximum luck 🙂

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Just as tourists admire Cafe’s & Bistros of Paris (especially the one along  Champ Elysees),  Belgium’s chocolates are no less sought after. We tasted lot’s of different chocolates before settling for  ever so popular Godiva .

 

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Brussels Waffles  are not to be missed either :

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Just as the dusk knocked and we were walking back to the group meeting point , we came across this  “Incredible  India ” Boutique which obviously gave us all a homely warmth .

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A very  fulfilling  but tiring day finally ended in an equally aesthetic & comfortable room.As we had to leave for Germany early  next morning , so we straightaway dozed off.

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Travel Fact :  There are no borders and hence no immigration checks as such when you travel in & out of countries under Schengen Visa (France , Belgium,Germany & Switzerland in our case).You can simply drive through  & just a sign board across the road will tell you that you have crossed into another European country.

 

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Watch out for my next Blog  on Germany  ! 

Till then , Namaste & Take care  !!

 

Catch the First Blog of Euro Travel Series here :

Paris : Among the most loved tourist city for a reason !

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Love Brussels, but think Bruges is my favourite.
    Many thanks for stopping by my Travel and Photography blog.

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    1. RahulYuvi says:

      Have heard great stories about Bruges. It;s definitely on my bucket list now ..Thank you for going through my Blog ! Namaste !!

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  2. leggypeggy says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Great pics and commentary.

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  3. Jas says:

    Very well expressed. Now waiting for your London travel blog.

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    1. RahulYuvi says:

      Even I am so looking forward to it Di but it’s still a little far away .

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