Thursday, September 8, 2011

I came to Brussels to eat chocolate

So I’ve been eating chocolate.


A lot of it.

An obscene amount of it, as a matter of fact.


And I’ve been learning about it, too. At the Chocolate Museum…

… and chocolate workshops…


(hey, who’s that goon in the hair net?!)...

…and from chocolatiers themselves.



To get from one chocolatier to another, I’ve been walking.

With this kind of consumption (for there have been other sweets, too)…

… I’ve had no choice. My jeans are rebelling as it is.

Plus, if I didn’t walk, I wouldn’t see the city’s fabulous architecture…







…and “street art”, which, here, takes on a sanctioned whole-building painting.




I wouldn't have gone to this lovely farmer's market...



and seen how the local Belgians like to spend their Wednesday nights.

(Drinking, near the market.)

It's been a lovely—albeit gluttonous and exhausting—sojourn in Brussels, but it's a good thing I'm leaving tomorrow. After just one more chocolate workshop. God help me.

32 comments:

  1. Not my favourite city in Belgium (I always seem to have bad service/bad food - except for one glorious meal in the hotel restaurant) but its chocolate is sublime.

    Did meet many lovely helpful people and of course there is always Speculoos!

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  2. I loved my short time in Brussels, and Belgium in general. I'm French, so it was pleasantly familiar, but also pleasantly foreign. It's nice to be a tourist in your native language sometimes!

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  3. Is that a hair net or a shower cap ? Tell the truth Amy, you took a shower in chocolate, didn't you?

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  5. Good for you! I'm pretty sure that chocolate calories just burn off faster than any other calorie out there. You'll be fine.

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  6. I began reading your blog when I began planning to study abroad in Paris last spring. Now I'm here and I just checked back to see what was new. Can't wait to read more about your adventures in this beautiful city!

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