Belgium, Day 3 | Brussels

For our last day in Brussels we had another long lie in with the most comfortable bed before heading back to Paul for a repeat breakfast. For our final day we planned to hit up the shops for plenty of chocolate and sample some more beers.

First however, we decided to find the one sight we’d yet to see but heard so much about. Le Manneken Pis is a famous statue of a little boy pee-ing, which attracts huge crowds. Whilst slightly disappointing not to see him pee-ing beer, I’m glad we took the effort to go and find him.


Finding ourselves in an unexplored (by us) part of Brussels we wondered the streets and came across some brilliant street art and buildings.

P1070790 P1070784P1070792

We interspersed finding street art with dipping in and out of some amazing chocolate shops, that Belgium is famous for.


James and I walked away with hot chocolate, macarons and more chocolates than you could possibly need. It’s a good job so many were for presents, otherwise I’d need to be ramping up my exercise!!! The macarons however, worth every mile I’ll need to run to earn them. Honestly the best macarons I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve already googled how to get another batch!


The remainder of the afternoon before our flight was spent bar hopping and watching football for Super Sunday and a very relaxing way to end our weekend away together.

We’re already planning our next Christmas getaway for 2015. If you have any recommendations for Christmas markets in Europe, let me know in the comments!


  1. Maria @ runningcupcake says:

    Sounds fab!
    We went to Cologne last year and that was brilliant- loads of markets to explore. Plus we did the Eurostar (to get the cheap seats, you have to book up as soon as they go on sale)- this year we went to Vienna which was wonderful too. I would like to go to Berlin, and Prague is meant to be good. I think the German/ Austrian ones are the best- the markets are bigger, and also seem to attract the locals for the food and drink, not just the tourists which is always a good sign.

Leave a Reply