Belgium - Beer and Chocolates galore
Trip Start Nov 15, 2004
70Trip End Nov 10, 2005
The other highlights of Brussel for us included the excellent Museum of Musical Instruments and seeing some live jazz in a cosy Belgium club and, of course, enjoying chocolates (the praline was invented here; our excuse for eating lots of them!).
We then headed west to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Brugge for a couple of days where we did a lot of walking around the cobblestone streets (rather dangerous for your ankles!), saw Michaelangelo's statue of Madonna and Child and enjoyed a free musical performance one rather chilly evening.
Belgium was a little 'rougher' than the other European cities we have visited with social problems more evident and infrastructure older and not as efficient, a reminder that Europe (and western countries) also have some way to go to ensuring all citizens are provided for.