• Belgium,  Europe,  Travel

    24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

    Brussels is the capital of Belgium, and home to the infamous Mannequin Pis.  When my mother visited in December, we dedicated two days to visiting both the capital of Belgium and the nearby charming city of Bruges.  Although Brussels is quite large for just a one-day visit, it’s manageable to see the highlights during that timeframe. Brussels by Day We started the day in Brussels by checking out the Eglise Saint Nicolas and the little shops around Grand Place.  During December, there were several Christmas markets around.  As we walked around the center city we peeked at the various huts of food, crafts, and tchotchkes.  Grand Place is absolutely stunning, both…