I loved all of the old buildings, the architecture was beautiful.
One of the places we stopped was the Atomium. We climbed up to the top and the views were beautiful.
The arms of the Atomium have escalators in them. It was the freakiest escalator ride ever. We went up and then down one. We also took an elevator right up the center pole to the top it had a glass ceiling in the elevator so it was pretty crazy.
Manneken Pis, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brussels... not sure how it became so famous, but there were crowds of people taking pictures of the little statue. It was on every list of things to do in Brussels so we decided to stop by. It was on our way to The Grand Place.
We stopped to get Belgian waffles, you can't even really see the waffle with all of that whipped cream. They were delicious. The waffles are crispy on the outside and so soft on the inside. I bought some sugar pearls so that I can make some here. The sugar pearls add a crunch when you eat the waffle-so good! There are waffle places every where we even got some in the airport. This particular place was right next to Manneken Pis one of the many 1 Euro waffle shops.
The fries were delicious, crispy on the outside and airy on the inside-ha, just like the waffles!
We also bought tons of chocolate from here and some macaroons. I just recently finished the last of my Belgian chocolate, that was a sad day. If we would have had more time in Brussels, there were several chocolate tasting tours I wanted to go on. Unfortunately, they all started before we were arriving that day or going later than we had time for. There are also tours where you can make some chocolate. Maybe next time...