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12 Fun Things to do in Brussels

Fun things to do in Brussels

Brussels, the capital city of Belgium.  Also known as the 'Heart of Europe' since its the capital of the European Union and headquarters of NATO.  So far I have visited this beautiful city four times and whenever I visit, it has always been fun and lots of food feasting.  I hope these tips I am ...

Comics Cafe in Brussels

Comics Cafe Brussels

Comics cafe, a cafe-restaurant located in the historical center of Brussels at the Place du Grand Sablon.  This cafe has a comics-theme which features original sketches, paintings, figurines and lithographs of comics from around the world.  The food in this restaurant includes burgers, pastas, salads, pastries and Belgian cuisines.  Also, the restaurant is divided into ...

Pika Pika Japan – a cute Japanese shop in Ixelles

Pika Pika Japan

In Ixelles (a part of the municipality in Brussels), there's a shop called Pika Pika Japan that's filled with total kawaiiness all over.  Pika Pika Japan is a shop that sells items that are 100% all from Japan.  They sell clothing, accessories, stationery, toys and much more.  The most popular item (I think) are the ...

The Smurf Store in Brussels

Smurf Store Brussels

In the city center of Brussels, there's a little blue shop called the Smurf Store.  You heard it right, its the Smurf Store.  The only and exclusive Smurf store in the world.  This shop sells Smurf items - clothing, plush dolls, figurines, toys, and many more.  It is located next to the Moof Museum (Galeria ...

10 Interesting Facts About Brussels

Interesting Facts About Brussels

10 Interesting Facts About Brussels 1.   Brussels is the capital city of Belgium. 2.   Galeries St. Hubert is Europe's oldest shopping arcade that has been opened since 1847. 3.   Brussels has an area of 62.2 Square miles. 4.   Brussels is also known as the 'Heart of Europe' since its the capital of the European Union and headquarters of NATO. 5.   ...

La Boutique Tintin

La Boutique Tintin

La Boutique Tintin is a store near the Grand Place in Brussels where they sell Tintin merchandises - figurines, clothing, accessories and many others.  If you haven't heard of Tintin - its a series of comics that was created by a Belgian cartoonist under the pen name Herge.  The story is about a young journalist ...

Moof Museum in Brussels

Moof Museum Brussels

Museum Of Original Figurines or Moof (for short) is a museum dedicated to original character figurines, comic strips and drawings.  The museum showcases 3D comic strips as well as temporary exhibitions.  Characters that are featured includes - Smurfs, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, and many more.  It also contains mangas, American comics and other cartoons. The museum ...

Comic walk tour around the city of Brussels

Comic Walk Brussels

If you love reading comics such as Tintin, Smurfs, Spirou and many others, you should definitely consider visiting Brussels.  There's a Brussels and Comic Strip walk that's available online (via visitbrussels.be) where you can visit different comic themed places - shops, museums, wall art, and cafe. Since I had one day to check out these places, ...

Manneken Pis wearing Tour de France yellow jersey

Manneken Pis wearing Tour de France yellow jersey

Last June 29, 2013 in Brussels Belgium, the Manneken Pis statue was dressed in a yellow jersey in celebration of Tour de France.  During certain events this little boy gets dressed up in special costumes.  I have visited the Manneken Pis three times, and this was the first time I have seen him in a ...

Boxes of Chocolates in Brussels

Boxes of Chocolates in Brussels

Check these boxes of chocolates in Brussels.  When I visited there last summer, I bought a couple of these boxes for my relatives back in the US, each I believe have different prices.  But the chocolates from Belgium are simple one of the best I have had.