March 2, 2013

Brussels, Belgium

Not going to lie.. I wasn't sure I wanted to write this post,
but my optimistic side prevailed. 
Our memories of Brussels will always be bittersweet (at least until our next visit).
A beautiful city that we almost missed out on because we wanted to spend the last two days of our vacation balling our eyes out over this incident.
But I'm so glad that we sucked it up and went exploring. 

Brussels is truly gorgeous. 
I wasn't sure what to expect from this place,
mainly because Belgium was our last destination after more than two weeks of traveling, and I had no energy left to plan out any more details besides our hotel and transportation;
AND, because when I asked my parents about their experience in this country from more than 15 years ago,
their response was less than enthusiastic.. something about dog poop everywhere..
Well, apparently a lot could change in 15 years, because once we hit the pavement on the streets of Brussels, 
I was blown off my feet by the city's beauty. 
The French influence is very strong in this part of the country,
yet there is still the small-town feel to it, that makes Brussels oh so charming. 
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Smitten!
Erik and I stayed at the Le Meridien Bruxelles
which was wonderfully luxurious, and situated perfectly in the center of the city.
Besides the beautiful sunsets, we were consoled with extra helpings of Belgian beer and waffles,
which were of course, amazing!

natasha

3 comments:

lauren | eyes/ears/mouth+lens said...

I'm really glad you guys were able to have a nice time despite what happened, better some pictures than none at all :)

oleah said...

really amazing pictures. i love the gothic architecture of the buildings in brussels. they're incredibly beauitful.

xoxo, Oleah
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Kristin said...

Oh man, that sucks! I would have cried too. Loving these pics though...looks like an amazing trip!

Kristin
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