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Brussels is one of the most interesting European cities I’ve seen. I didn’t immediately fall in love with it but it conquered my heart in time.
Where to get the best chocolate in Brussels
Alongside beer, chocolate is undoubtedly Brussels’s most famous product. Every year, Belgium produces 220,000 tons of it. Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud tells me where to get the best Brussels chocolate.
Only here for the beer?
My own Tintin Adventures
Jacques Brel, Rene Magritte, Hercule Poirot... Belgium has produced a host of famous people. But to me, the most precious is probably an unexpected one, a pale blonde boy who takes a liking to grand adventures: Tintin.
Spending an hour on Brussels' Grand Place
The Grand Place in Brussels is a meeting place lined with chocolate shops, terraces restaurants and bars. I rest my tired feet on one of the terraces to further my research into cold Belgian beer. Looking at the prices on the menu, I realize a beer is all I can afford.
Brussels, a down to earth cosmopolis
Everyone knows that you don’t have to be from New York to call yourself a New Yorker. But the same goes for Brussels. “You do not have to be born in Brussels to be part of this city.”
Why is Brussels so obsessed with urine?
Maybe it is the high consumption of beer that fuels the seeming obsession with urine in Brussels.