Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Belgio...

A few sites of places/things of Interest in Belgium....
I spent hours looking for the famous Mannequin Pis, which is actually a famous statue in Brussels. In fact they pride themselves with the mannequin Pis. the chocolate shops would create a 5 foot image of the pissing boy. Imagine my shock/horror to finally find the statue and it was just about 2 feet tall.
Then I got some Stephan Dumon luxury chocolates for the special man in my life - My brother! the included some black pepper chocolates. Amazing. I even tasted the wasabi chocolates and the lavender ones.... I could go on and on...and on about the chocolates. Lets just say they are the Yves Saint Laurent of Chocolates in Bruges.... A city as small as Bruges or 'Brugge' as the Belgians call it, has about 300 chocolate shops.

Went to the largest beer shop in the world. In Bruges. I am not surpised as they have over 400 brands of beers in Belgium. Quite plenty. Well so they say... I couldn't get enough of their Mango and cherry beer. Now I understand why they are the 5th biggest beer drinking nation in the world. With so much variety to choose from even the monks produce special beer. I even got some chocolate liquer. Hmmmm Yummy. I got some chocolate soap at some point.... Everything chocolatey :)

This was the lovely old building beside the lake of love. You normal stand by it and make a wish. I didnt make a wish....!

The atomium. Not much to write about, I checked out the trip advisor and was warned before hand that it was a tourist trap. Exorbitantly prized to get in and when you in, nothing much to see.
It was an amazing trip. I still remember the sex shops in front of my dodgy hotel. I can still hear the sound of Pixie the horse's hoof on the cobbled streets of Bruges taking me around and showing me the sites. I can still smell the damp air.... I can still remember the good looking Belgian men with tight butts offering to help me order beer and showing me the map etc.... I remember the posh Belgian lasses I met at the tea houses. I remember the smell of a big plate of Entrecote steak and some lovely pomme frites to go with it. I remember the friend I made in Belgium... I know, I'd never forget Belgium. Not even in a hurry.
M'je

13 comments:

LucidLilith said...

Oh I am glad you had fun! But I have a feeling you went there to *ahem* see someone special as well. So abeg dish.

LucidLilith said...

And...first!

Myne Whitman said...

Yeah dish jare.

And why a pissing little man?

Nice Anon said...

What a romanticized review on Brussels. *rolls eyes and wishes it were her*

Anyaposh said...

wow...the famous belgian chocolate! what makes them so special? did they taste like heaven? what a great opportunity.

Sugabelly said...

Oooh, it looks like you had an amazing time. Very jealous ^_^

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joicee said...

I missed out on opportunity to visit this amazing town a couple of yrs ago..now I understand what the fuss about it was really about.
On belgian beer ...I tell you ..they are in a class of their own

Jaycee said...

wow. lovely trip.

SHE said...

Wow! Those chocolates...!

Mamuje said...

Lucid & Myne- I am tight lipped about anything oh....

Niceanon, Sugabelly & Anyaposh- It was purely romantic. The chocolates were to die for as well.

Joicee- Please find another oppurtunity to visit, its worth the trouble.

Jaycee & SHE - Yup, Yup.... I gave out some of the chocolates and the recipients were close to tears.

TayneMent said...

booooo to tightlipped. Sha, you have made me add Belgium to my list.

2cute4u said...

I could kill for he chocolates!!!
Keep having fun o..
Yours doesn't have a part2!
Na wa!

awittyfool said...

Hey girl. forget it all and tell me MORE about those Chocolates!
sounds like a lovely trip. Jealous!