Brussels: A Week In The Life Day 2 – Exploring

After catching up on work on day 1, we were itching to get out and explore! Brussels is the capital of Belgium, and is also the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.  There is also a wealth of history in this city, a very diverse population, and some traditional Belgian delicacies that are too good to miss.

Enough telling you about it…we’ll just show you!

Need to catch up on the week so far?

Day 1 – We get settled into our new housesitting gig.

Special thanks to Martha at Brussels Tourism for showing us the ropes and arming us with the “Brussels Card”, which we put to good use in a later episode!


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  • September 19 2011

    Love the music and the video, great idea 🙂 And the kitty is cuuuute!

    • September 20 2011

      Thanks! The kitty is SO cute, a bit of a menace at times, but still super cute. 🙂

  • September 19 2011

    Ah, the pride of Brussels. I thought it would be the waffle. Lol!
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    • September 20 2011

      Haha! Yeah, I’m still not sure I get the big deal over the peeing statue. But the waffles…divine!!

  • September 20 2011

    Nice job with the video! Excited to see what you do with your videos as you continue the project…
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    • September 20 2011

      Thanks Adam! We had SO much fun putting these together! I’m excited to share the rest of the week too…

  • September 20 2011

    I really liked this one!! I agree with Eurotrip Tips about the music (I liked it much better than the last one) And slow mo kitty….classic.
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    • September 20 2011

      We could have made a whole week of kitty videos. They are quite entertaining!

  • Joanie
    September 20 2011

    Loving the videos! It’s a great idea and also nice to see footage of you! Missing ya xo

    • September 20 2011

      Aw, thanks Joanie!! Missing you too! xo

  • September 20 2011

    Great video. Further inspired me to add a video post on my blog 🙂
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  • September 20 2011

    Super sweet video! Brussels looks lovely, haven’t been there yet, might time to arrange a trip 🙂

    • September 20 2011

      Brussels was a nice surprise for us, considering we went into it without really knowing what to expect. We really enjoyed it!

  • September 20 2011

    When I was there in college I stayed in the Mannekin Pis hostel – I wonder if it is still there?

    That waffle made me jealous! Are you going to try Neuhaus chocolates? They are my fave!
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    • September 21 2011

      Oh yes, we became intimate with Neuhaus chocolates – YUM! 🙂

  • September 21 2011

    Love the cat!!!!!!! hahaha
    oh and the waffles!! I would of been chowing down on that thing if I were you!
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    • September 21 2011

      We could have a whole series of videos just on the crazy cat! The waffles were oh-so-addicting, and the smell was around every corner…I miss them already!

  • September 22 2011

    mmm there is a really great chocolate place near the grote markt in brussels where you fill a bag with truffles and they weigh it to find how much you pay….m.mmm… it is next to the tin tin store. it is the BEST BEST BEST

    • September 22 2011

      Ack! We missed that! But, I think we ate bad enough as it was for our two weeks there!!

  • Amisha G
    October 11 2011

    Hey Dalene,

    This video of yours fills me up with the nostalgia of my recent trip to Brussels which I did last month!! Completely loved Brussels. I loved the waffles, the weak fork didn’t work for me too 🙂 l!! Manneken Pis was a bit overrated though!! You can sit around the Grand Plaza area for hours gazing a at those gorgeous building without getting bored!! I remember having made a video of the making of waffles!! Interesting blog and so much to read, see and learn!!

    Keep travelling!!
    Best Wishes

    Amisha G.

    • October 11 2011

      Thanks so much for your comment Amisha! I agree with you re. Manneken Pis – I really didn’t understand what all the fuss was about! The Grand Plaza is beautiful, and best enjoyed when eating a waffle. 🙂

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