We were able to squeeze in Brussels in our fully packed Paris IT. Our train was leaving at 6:25am, which meant we had to wake up extra early and rush to the Metro, only to find out that it doesn’t open until 5:30 am. Not taking chances, we got in a cab – a wrong cab as the driver drove us around before dropping as off at Paris Nord, trying to milk every little euro cent out of us.
The Thalys train ride was very chic in red and pink and took an hour and half to get to Bruxelles Midi. Getting to the main town square in the morning still half asleep, we managed to take photos without the crowd, and all the shops were just opening up. The smell and sight of Belgian waffles fill the air and yes we couldn’t resist ourselves. Joining the Free Walking tour, we saw one too many chocolate stand after another.
The fall-like weather even got better when the sun came out for a few minutes after we finished the tour, before hurrying to our chocolate workshop. Our stay in Brussels was so short and definitely sweet.