Waffles, Beer, Chocolate, fries and mussells
14.03.2014 - 16.03.2014 10 °C
This is my first trip with the housemates and we took Eurolines from Paris to Brussels. However, Waisum and I took an earlier bus because it was cheaper and we didn't mind waiting for the rest to arrive as we can wander around for an hour.
Estimated cost via Euroline: 50+ Euros to and fro
Duration: 4 hours
Brussels is a very lively city. People are friendly and the pace of life is definitely slower as compared to Paris. Architecture wise, its probably quite boring unless you go to the Plutonium and center of Brussels.
We first check into our hotel at HUSA Presidential Hotel because Chayadi got us a discount. The total cost for the 3 days 2 night stay is around 100+ sgd in total.
We went to the central area because everything(places of interest) is pretty much located there.
The chocolate are not shown here, but i got 250g for aorund 6 Euros. I got 2 boxes and mail them back to SG for my cell group and family. I also bought 2 bars of chocolate and sent them to my boss and supervisor in Beijing, China as a form of thanksgiving for their hospitality when I was interning in the company.
We went drinking to end off the day, and the group ordered 27 kind of beer for 54 euros! I thought of getting high fast and so I challenged the group to drink fast (we completed everything within 1 hour +, with me drinking the most cups) so after the whole pubbing experience, i was puking pretty badly on the way back to the hotel: I first puked in a Thai restaurant while they were having their supper and i ran out to continue the puking. LOL
Jian Da was nice enough to come out to check on me and we had a good sharing time, while i continue to puke. LOL
Nonetheless, I appreciated my housemates a lot for not judging me and they just laugh it off. =D
"And there I was, trying to make sense of everything about you in my despair "
On the 2nd day, we decided to buy a group ticket to Brugges, which is around an hour away. We din't go Ghent, because we heard its pretty similar to Brugges and comparatively more boring.
Brugges was cold, and since i dirtied my jacket a day earlier due to the puking, I got to buy another jacket to keep myself warm.
Brugges is more cultural and beautiful than Brussels in my opinion and we had fun riding in a carriage, going to the windmills and taking the river cruise along the narrow canals in Brugges. We head back to Brussels in the evening and for the following day, we just wander around the central area again before we leave for Paris in the afternoon via Euroline.