I love a good BOGO deal. I’m always looking for ways to save some coins, especially when it comes to travel. I normally get an opportunity to BOGO during my trips while enjoying my extended layovers or stopover programs. Now don’t get it confused, I spend and splurge for luxurious items when the feeling is warranted. That includes my travels as well. The best of both worlds is being able to get the luxurious treatment at a steal.
As I have mentioned in my previous post, when I visit Paris yearly I usually don’t have an itinerary planned. I may have one or two items to check off my yearly trip, but for the majority of the time I go where the Parisian spirit leads me. During my previous recent trips to the French capital, I have had the pleasure to explore other regions outside the city. I have ventured to Champagne and Bordeaux to taste the French fruits of labor. Both experiences were truly sumptuous and have encouraged me to venture elsewhere.
This year I made to decision to visit another country during my week in Paris. I came to this conclusion after booking my flight with a connection in the UK. Europe is conveniently accessible using the train system. In the past, I took a trip from Paris to London and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I looked online to see which country was the closest to travel to from Paris. Brussels, Belgium popped up on my screen and I promptly finalized my sparse itinerary for my European adventure.
I booked my train ticket to Brussels and return trip in advance and was able to save on my travels. For less than an additional $200, I was able to take the train to Brussels for the day. A quick 1.5 hour ride from Paris and I found myself in Belgium. I had ample time to purposely get lost in the city. I literally walked the entire day to best see Brussels. I ate delicious Belgian waffles, authentic frites and scrumptious chocolate. I safely returned to Paris with a full and satisfied stomach.
I had a wonderful time during my day trip to Brussels. I decided to share the highlights and helpful hints from my most recent adventure.
I hope you get a chance to visit and appreciate Brussels as much as I do.
🇧🇪 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭. I booked my tickets on RailEurope.com
🇧🇪 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬. 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐔𝐒𝐁 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞.
🇧🇪 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. (𝐈 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝.)
🇧🇪 𝐁𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐮𝐩. 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐠𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬. 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬.
🇧🇪What to do
- Hop on The View (Farris wheel) to enjoy a quiet ride with best views in the city. Cost is 10 euros.
- Rent a bike or hop on the tram and tour the city
- Go shopping on Rue Nueve or head to Rue de L’étuve for your souvenir shopping.
🇧🇪 What to see
- Hôtel de Ville
- All the amazing street art in the city
🇧🇪What to eat
For breakfast: A Belgian waffle of course!
For lunch: Head to Ultime Atome for some delicious fries and Belgian beer.
For Dinner: La Villa in the Sky– An amazing Michelin Star restaurant with all the views
L’Ana Théme– For a cozy vibe with delicious Belgian food choices.
Tons of chocolate at all the amazing chocolatiers in the city!! 🍫