I’m in Brussels for a quick work trip. Took the Eurostar over this afternoon and of course the first thing I did upon arriving was get a gauffre in the gare. Because that’s what you do.
Then work work work till late, and then (drumroll) a walk down into centre ville for a pita . . .
. . . followed by some serious Belgian atmosphere at the Grand Place.
I had intended to keep working my way through the other Belgian food groups (frites, cheese, chocolate) but ended up circling back for another gauffre.
It’s crazy to think it has been almost 20 years since I first lived in Belgium! So much is familiar, and so much has changed. Seemingly for the better, too–the overall feel is much cleaner and more prosperous than what I remember.