Category Archives: Belgium

Snapshots – Belgium

Ryanair and easyJet flights might still be considered low cost now but, back in the early 2000s, they were really cheap. And, so, as a bunch of us were studying abroad in London, we flew out almost every weekend to whichever city was super cheap to fly to on one of these airlines.

Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place10

Grand Place04

Grote Markt / Grand Place

Mannekin Pis2

Manneken-Pis or, Pissing Boy aka Petit Julien. I didn’t expect it to be this tiny (that’s what she said).

Other attractions: Belgian Comic Strip Center, Galler Chocolatier, Galeries Royales, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula


Grote Markt- guildhalls1

Grote Markt- Stadhuis2

Another Grote Markt and Stadhuis (City Hall)

Onze Lieve Vrouwkathedraal5

Cathedral of Our Lady or, in Dutch, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal


Sijia, Deanna, Amy, Jenny, Justin, me, Pam, Heejin, Melinda (not pictured)…and the view from Linkeroever


Bruges center5

Bruges center1



The canals of Bruges

Um, and don’t forget to gorge on waffles, frites, chocolate and beer. Not kidding.