What’s up guys?!
Hope you’ve had a lovely week? Mine has been quite busy, from completing and submitting reports to lab assessments….crazy I tell you! Well I’m back to complete my Easter break tale. So where do I begin? Okay…I left the Uk on the 28th of March to Belgium. First things first, I have quite an obsession with perfumes and I really wanted to get this particular one way before the holiday so just as we were about to leave the UK I stopped at the duty-free shops to purchase the Guerlain: La Petite Robe Noire. It’s an amazing fragrance, it has this floral and sweet scent that I absolutely love and I got it for about 50 Euros.
Okay now back to the main details. According to the weather forecast it was meant to rain the whole week, I swear we almost cried when we saw it but to be honest it didn’t stop us from having fun and going all out. On Monday we toured Brussels, we went to La Grand Place, there were so many tourists with their selfie sticks omg. La Grand Place was essentially a market place where traders and citizens sold and bought food. There were many shops and restaurants in the alleyways leading up to it.
We finally met Manneken Pis, a young lad Belgians hold dear to their hearts LOL. There are so many stories about him, one tells of a tourist father who lost his son in the city and after receiving help from the villagers they found him and he gifted this statue to them.
Oh and here’s Jeanneke-Pis, his sister apparently, we couldn’t get a clear shot of her cause she was protected by bars from vandalism. She’s just across a popular bar called Delirium, if you know Belgians you know they love their beer and one of their best bars is Delirium. It was in The Guinness Book of Records for its long beer list, standing at 2,004 different brands in January 2004. Here are pictures of Jeanneke-Pis and delirium (a picture of beer trays from all over the world stuck to the ceiling)
Omg Belgian Waffles gave me so much life! I could not get over how amazing they were. You should definitely have to try them. There were literally shops in every street selling them.
And here’s some street art for you my lovely people. Taken by my very self on our way back from Woluwe Shopping Centre 😀
We had homemade Indian dishes, by yours truly Niti’s momma. Love her so much, she was an amazing host. Can’t thank her enough for welcoming and proving us with an amazing home to stay in.
Now unto our day in Paris. We went by bus from Brussels to Bercy (the bus station in Paris), it took about 4 hours to and 4hours back yeah we were all exhausted by the time we got back but it was worth it. Left the house at around 6am and returned to Brussels by 12 midnight. We visited the Louvre, one of the world’s largest museums. It houses nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century and is as a matter of fact the world’s most visited museum. Trust me to take a picture with our dearest Mona Lisa. I just had to hahaha, the hustle was real but I made it out alive and successful!
LoL the pose in this painting cracks me up. I immediately started thinking of memes and a caption for it. Let’s see, “It wasn’t me!” or “About a week ago…” If you’ve got a good caption for it please leave it the comment section.
And of course I had to take a picture of Tour Eiffel. Felt really good seeing it as it is and not in pictures. You can tell the weather wasn’t even smiling lol.
Here are a few more pictures from the Louvre and the trip in general. I hope you enjoyed this post and that I did justice to it as I promised. Talk to you guys next week, bye for now!..by the way Banana bar serve the best cocktails ever with saltypopcorn and nuts 😀