Aug 13, 2016

Day 2: Paris in a day, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pont Neuf lovelocks, fastest plan ever made

OK, so the weather update for next two days in Brussels was rainy.  Paris was to be sunny and only 2 hours away from us. The very first evening in hotel, I checked up on the high speed trains to Paris and booked our Thalys tickets in half sleep. Day 2 morning, the first time Europe travelers were ready for Paris :)

Grab awesome breakfast from the shops at station and enjoy the super fast ride munching and talking. Do not try to absorb landscape outside the train as the speed is zipping. You just can't see still. So bring your entertainment.

Louvre Museum

River Seine

Notre Dame De Paris

Looking over us, Blessing

Faith is your own space

Quiche, our regular Brussels dinner ;)
We came back to Brussels at night, rested and had our meal at the regular joint. Just 2 days in we called Cafe Bebo our regular, that is how friendly and familiar, the place made us feel. All the days we were in Brussels, made sure to eat dinner there. Its the most amazing place after long day to chill. Extensive menu on drinks, food is minimal but you know the feeling to come back somewhere again and again. Cafe Bebo was that.

Keep reading next post for real Belgium starts there ! 

Hello Belgium: Day 1, Brussels, Comic Strip Walk

IF there is a class of bloggers, then find me seated on the back benches. I travel, collect photos in a folder and write about it an year later. Well, never too late. Somehow we always wanted to start our first Europe travel with Austria but best flight prices made us zero on Belgium. Secretly the proximity to Paris was something I was excited about.

Belgium is like the middle sibling among West European countries, does not get attention, does not crave any; but once you open up to it, voila, found your confidante. We reached Brussels Midi via Amsterdam airport. Our hotel right in front of the train station. Since there was still sometime to check-in, we logged in our luggage and started wandering about. It was drizzling, were ready with umbrellas for the late September weather.

We started from Saint Gilles and walked till Palais de Justice. You can see the comic strip along the streets. Being a cartoon fan, my excitement knew no bounds to see the wall art. This came as a nice surprise.

Palaise De Justice, Brussels

Grand Place / Grote Markt

Grand Place / Grote Markt

In evening, we set out on foot again to have an early dinner and catch the vibrance at Grand Place main square. Read Day 2 post for the fastest and the best plan a traveler can ever make if in Brussels.