We oriented ourselves to Brussels by taking a walking tour around the Grand Place. Usually we learn all about architecture and the historical significance of places. There were definitely buildings decorated to impress.
There may have been important things about the buildings but no matter how much gold leaf is shining it does not compare to the smells. Ninety percent of the shops we passed on our walk sold Belgian chocolates, Belgian waffles or Belgian Beer. It smelled so good we couldn’t stand it. In economic form we bought Belgian waffles topped with Belgian chocolate. Turns out the waffle is impregnated with sugar crystals. Everyone was beyond satisfied with our goodies. Thankfully Brenna had some travel wet-wipes to clean up her brother.
Art is super important to us so we found the sculpture of the town mascot, Manneken-pis. This little guy is open 24 hours a day. He also is dressed in little outfits for special occasions and festivals. Luckily we are here in time to celebrate “zombie parade”. No clue what that means but his outfit is that of a little vampire.