I haven’t done one of these in a while, but the Interactive Travel Guide is a semi-regular feature on LandLopers. The idea is to highlight one city or country and then get the best recommendations from you all. By the end of the week, we hopefully will have created the best tips not from guide books, but from real people.
I have a selfish reason for this week’s destination, Brussels. In December we will be spending a week in the Belgian capital city, using it as a base to explore some of Europe’s best Christmas Markets. We will make sure though to spend plenty of time exploring Brussels itself, but I need your help.
We’ll probably only have a couple of days and I want to make sure that we don’t just hit the travel guide highlights, but find the cool, quirky places that make Brussels so great.
I’ll start things off with what is number one on my list, the Winter Wonders Festival – the Plaisirs d’Hiver. This massive winter festival takes place every year in December and features everything from a Christmas Market to amusement park rides and even an ice skating rink. Like all things Belgian, the feature here is bound to be the food, something the Belgians do particularly well. I cannot wait to stroll around the grounds of the Grand-Place living in a wintery dream. Spending the week before Christmas in Europe has long been a dream, and I think that Brussels is the perfect city to use as our home base.
NOW it’s your turn. Please comment and tell me your favorite thing to do, see or eat in Brussels. If you haven’t been yet, please let us know what you would most like to do.
Photos courtesy of Isabelle Kenis, Isabelle’s Travel Guide