Beer or Chocolate... Pick your pleasure (cuz there's THOUSANDS to choose from)
Cities Visited: Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghlin, Lens, Jurbise, Leuven, Mons
I enjoy beer. I'm a fan of chocolate. But I LOVE waffles, and Belgium satisfies all three of those needs. Brussels was our very first trip outside of Germany. I was a Friday after school started, some random teachers asked, "Do you guys want to go on a road trip to the Belgium Beer Fest this weekend?" We've been friends ever since...
I think I fell in love with Europe once I saw Brussels. I still have fresh memories of arriving there super late on Friday and drinking on the streets till at least 3am. It was the first time we experienced "no open container" laws, cobblestone streets, seeing young high schoolers drinking beer with friends, and beautiful European structures and cathedrals. We are Belgium waffles, chocolate, and drank Belgium been ALLLLL weekend. Life was so good. I was hooked.
Over the years we've been fortunate to visit Antwerp and a number of other Belgium cities. One year, one of our buddies invited us to stay at his house in Belgium to celebrate a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner! He brought over a bunch of different europeans who had never experienced an American thanksgiving meal, it was F%$K'n unforgettable lol! Thanks Ryan!!
Oh and if you get the chance, check out Bruges!! Very romantic city with little boat rides along the canals... and of course, the movie was filmed there too soooo, ya thats fun as well.
Taylor Tip: Every other summer in mid August there's a BEAUTIFUL flower carpet display right in the middle of downtown Brussels. We unfortunately found out too late and haven't been, but one look at this online and I guarantee you'll want to go! Whether it's a beer festival or flower carpet, check out which festivals are going on BEFORE you plan a trip.