The Atomium – Inside And Out

The Atomium, one of Belgium’s most famous landmarks was something I really felt we should see while in Brussels. Standing at 335 feet tall and built in 1958 for the World Fair in Brussels, it is a bit like a glimpse of the future from 50 years ago. We walked the short distance from Mini-Europe…

Around Brussels

Location, location, location – what it was all about for us when choosing a Brussels hotel. Just one night in the city meant time was a luxury we did not have, somewhere central was our first and top requirement. The Novotel at the Grand Place seemed to tick that box so we went for it. Surprisingly easy…

Up Close And Personal With The Manneken Pis

“Tourist trap”, “over-hyped and over gawped at statue”, “not worth it – one of the top ten things to avoid”, all stuff I read about the Manneken Pis pre-trip. However we couldn’t go to Brussels and not seek him out. As it happens this little guy (along with waffles and chocolate) was one of Son’s Belgium highlights.…