Belgian Quickie

I had a five-hour layover in Brussels when I was on my way to Bordeaux to visit Iris. Instead of staying at the airport, I decided to take a quick tour in Brussels city since it is just a 30-minute bus ride from the airport.

I already did research on what to see for just a couple of hours. Since I don’t have internet access, I downloaded Google Maps to give me direction while roaming around the city. I didn’t want to get lost in the city and miss my flight. I didn’t use it much and I had no idea that the directions feature doesn’t work on offline maps. Honestly, I’m not good with directions. 😉

So, I started to get a little worried when I arrived in the city. It was a good thing I checked the map before my trip so I still remember some of the streets from the bus stop. Instead of wasting time worrying if I ever get lost, I just started walking and few minutes later, I arrived at the park. Took some pictures and moved on to the next tourist attraction. To make sure that I am on the right track, I just followed the crowd because I know, they were tourists too and we were going on the same direction. *winks*

I passed by some museums, took some pictures around Grand Place, checked out Manneken Pis and tried legit Belgian Waffles. At first I wondered when I saw the 1 euro waffle signs outside the stores thinking why it’s cheap. But when I looked closer, there was an asterisk saying waffle only. You need to pay for the toppings. 😀 Very clever.

After I finished my waffle, I went back to the bus station going back to the airport. I wanted to take my lunch in the city and try their beer but I realized I might miss my flight. But it turned out that my flight was delayed for 7 hours. 7 F***ING HOURS! >.<

Oh well, I think I still have plenty of time here so I might come back and drink that beer soon. :3

Parc de Bruxelles
Parc de Bruxelles
Brussels Central Train Station
Brussels Central Train Station
Galeries Royales St. Hubert
Galeries Royales St. Hubert
That details - Brussels City Museum
That details – Brussels City Museum
Belgian Brewers Museum
Belgian Brewers Museum
Some random statue salt bae-ing before it was cool
Some random statue salt bae-ing before it was cool
Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis
Belgian Waffle Expert
Belgian Waffle Expert
Freshly cooked 1 euro belgian waffle
Freshly cooked 1 euro belgian waffle
Expectation
Expectation
Reality
Reality
Draw me like one of your Belgian Waffles
Draw me like one of your Belgian Waffles
Monts de Arts Gardens
Monts de Arts Gardens
Graffiti artist doing his art
Graffiti artist doing his art
Some random beautiful buildings on my way back to the bus station
Some random beautiful buildings on my way back to the bus station
Saint Mary's Royal Church
Saint Mary’s Royal Church

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

Comments: 2

  1. Christine Gayle Bitong says:

    lami ra ang waffle frin nga naay estrobeyriesz?

    • lami ra frin pero mas lami kung naa kay kauban mokaon. :3 pero ok ra man maginusara, wa ra ko ma-eSCAREo :3

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