Welcome to Brussels, civilized capital of the European Union, and a nice place to enjoy a life of gentility for a day or two.
Belgium waffles and frites are, hands down, the very best in the whole world, but Belgian cuisine is so much more and will spoil you forever. By the way, the rumor is that French fries were really invented in Belgium.
And, to my taste, Grimbergen Brun is the best beer in the entire world! I am so glad that temperance was not among three monastic vows.
Grand Place and the surrounding alleyways are lively and delightful both by day and by night. And don’t forget to say hello to Mannekin Pis, one of the most off-beat tourist attractions anywhere. Let’s go!