Brussels, Continued

The next day, we had a full breakfast at the hotel and took a long walk to the antiques market in Grand Sablon. Stumbled on Pierre Marcolini, where I bought some posh goodies (will be writing about this soon), checked out some beautiful antiques in the shops.

Brussels Day 2

But really, our main aim was to visit Place du Petit Sablon. This very romantic square is in my opinion the world’s most beautiful smallest garden. Just look at the landscaping! There were little pastel domes carefully constructed out of the most dainty, delicate, creamy flowers. Statues were mounted on the perimeter of this square, each representing one of the medieval arts and crafts of Brussels. A very lovely place to stroll in, so this is a must-visit!

We continued up along Regentschapsstraat, stole a very quick peek at Palais Royal, but we left very quickly to hide from the heavy rain in one of the museums. We took the time to enjoy a little pastry from Pierre Marcolini. When the rain stopped, we got out of the museum, and to my delight, there were waffle stands everywhere. Of course I grabbed two of that, and ate my way to Place de L’Albertine, wandered up Rue de la Madeleine, this time for famous Belgian frites! Us ladies shopped for accessories in the market, while the men people-watched and sipped coffee by the street.

Brussels Day 2

We headed back up to Grand-Place for one last time before we took my in-laws to drinks and dinner at Belga Queen (to be reviewed soon). Dessert was plenty of chocolate and macarons in the hotel room, so we went to bed happy. As if that didn’t make me happy enough, the next day we headed to Antwerp (free ride since Eurostar ticket to and from Belgium is valid in any Belgian station on day of travel) to look at diamonds! Nevermind that it was just window-shopping, some of the diamonds we saw were just flawless and drool-worthy. Before the wonderful diamond trip, we did make a very huge mistake in visiting Cantillon Brewery. Nobody liked it very much but oh well, it was a lovely trip anyhow, a truly nice break from work. I felt relaxed, refreshed, and certainly very happy with all the chocolates and waffles and frites in my tummy.

Brussels Day 3

I’ll be blogging about the food that we had in Brussels soon, so watch this space!

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2 Responses to “Brussels, Continued”

  1. 1 elaineteo August 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    such a sweet little garden, just like fairytales!! and u looking very pretty in the last photo gal! =)

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