Friday, 24 January 2014

Number 18: Visit a city that I've never been to before

Although I haven't yet managed to completely write my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, I have already managed to cross one thing off...

I spent the last weekend in Brussels with my flatmates, celebrating my birthday and exploring the sites (actually we mainly spent our time eating...).  It was really fun and a great city to explore over just a few days as almost everything is within walking distance.

We saw the ubiquitous Manneken Pis statue in the flesh.  Unfortunately though we didn't get chance to see him in one of his many holiday outfits... (

Manneken Pis statue

We did however manage to locate his counterpart, Jeanneke Pis, which is somehow not quite so elegant (and a few hundred years younger).

Jeanneke Pis statue
We also spent a considerable amount of time ogling the amazing cartoons that festoon many of the buildings throughout the city.

Other sites included the temporary ice sculpture exhibition (filled with life size cartoon characters) and the Atomium (a staple on the Brussels skyline).

Smurfette - what a babe!
The Atomium
And the rest of the weekend was basically filled with me stuffing my face with amazing food!  Waffles, crepes, goats cheese, pizza... mmmm! All in all, a fab weekend away and a great start to 2014.

Possibly the best salad ever!

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