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Travel and Eat in Brussels

Aug 21, 2008
When you think of Brussels, you might not think of good food. Ah, what a mistake. Belgium has excellent food and Brussels leads the way. You should only stay for a few days or you will do serious damage to your waistline.

Belgium is a mix of French and Flemish influences. In fact, there has been talk of the country splitting in two. This has resulted in a culinary tradition of tremendous chocolate, beer and, of course, heavenly waffles.

Belgium is known for its waffles and rightly so. The waffles you have had outside and in other areas of the world simply do not compare. In Brussels, the waffles are so good that they are eaten for dessert instead of breakfast.

Brussels is sweet in ways you cannot imagine. In addition to dessert waffles, the city is famous for brewing the best cherry beer in the world. It is excellent and must be tried. You can almost watch your waistline expand.

Sooner or later, you will have to do some exercise or fall into a food coma. There is good news. You can rent bikes and put around the beautiful city. It is a good place to just put along, so burning off a few calories will be enjoyable.

For lodgings, the best choice in Brussels is not the bigger chain hotels. Nope, you want to stay at the smaller inns. They tend to be family owned and you can get a feel for the real Brussels with tips on what to see and where to eat.

Brussels is best experienced on a casual level. Spend a day checking out the typical tourist attractions. Then spend another one just putting around and taking in the sites. The people are very friendly.

Brussels certainly has more to offer than food, though this is the one thing that many tourists never forget. From those great thick waffles to that thicker cherry lager, this town knows a thing or two about keeping the stomachs of visitors full of cheer.
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Charlie Gibson writes about trekking to and fro for NomadJournals.com - makers of rugged journals that make great unique corporate gifts.
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