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My weekend in Belgium: Brussels & Bruges European Parliament, Brussels

My weekend in Belgium: Brussels & Bruges

  • Tuesday 28 March 2017

Not wishing to spend a wet Paddy’s weekend in Cork I made a quick decision to get away and having always wanted to go to Brussels I decided it would be the perfect choice.

I got great rates through Shandon Travel flying from Dublin and staying in a 5* centrally located hotel with breakfast! We took it easy on our first night, Friday night, to be ready for our day of sightseeing on Saturday. 

Saturday morning we took the Red Hop on Hop off city bus tour and it was excellent. We finished in time to hit O’Reilly's Irish bar to watch the Rugby match which had a great atmosphere! Later on, purely by chance, we found a Vietnamese restaurant where we ate stunning food and probably one of the best meals that I have had for ages. 

The following morning [Sunday] we took the train to Bruges – it’s every bit as impressive as you hear about; a 2/3 night break here would be very nice – plenty to do and see and we were hugely impressed with the shopping also!! There was a great selection of restaurants and pubs. We took the train back in the evening and dined in our hotel. We had a great day.

On Monday we visited the European parliament for a few hours – the Parliament wasn’t sitting but the place is worth a visit. Afterwards we visited a museum of music and strolled around before taking the coach back to the airport.

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