Last November I took a short break over to Belgium for a week to visit my friend! I got an amazing deal on flights from Ryanair and flew into Brussels Charleroi. My friend picked me up from the airport and we drove all the way to her place in Sint-Truiden which is in the Flemish region in Belgium.
We chilled for a while and caught up and then she took me for some food and a little drive around her town. We ordered these things called Croques, which is like cheese on toast. But I got the Croques Bolognese, with bolognese sauce on top and she got the Croque Madame which has fried eggs on top. These were amaaaazing and one of my favourite things I had over there!
The next day we drove to Durbuy which took a little over an hour from Sint-Truiden. I was amazed when we arrived! It’s a gorgeous little place which was once named the smallest city in the world!
The incredible castle in the middle of the city was restored last in 1880 and the House of Ursel still resides there, so unfortunately you can’t go inside. But looking at it from outside was good enough for me! It was amazing!
We took a walk around the city and up into the hills and forest around it. We found a small cafe through the forest where we had a sandwich and hot drink as it was pretty cold! We then made our way back down and into the old city. Parts of the city date back to the 17th Century and you can see this in the architecture and cobbled stone roads. Everywhere you looked was beautiful and very photogenic.
I just had to get a Belgian waffle whilst I was there too and it was amazing! That was the only one I had whilst I was there but it was gooooood! We finally took some pictures and headed back to Sint-Truiden before it got too dark!
See Through Church
The next couple of days we just chilled in the house as I wasn’t feeling great. But we did go to a tapas restaurant in town called El Bocado which did amazing food too!
The next day we went to a posh restuarant called Noen in town for our lunch! I didn’t have much clue what I ordered but it was nice food! The first was a poached egg and the second was duck I think? Very good food though!
We then went to a place called the See Through Church which is a structure of a church that either looks half solid or half dissolved, depending on how you look at it. It’s 100 layers of stacked steel plate too. It isn’t a place of workship but a place of art and it was amazing! A great work of art and with the sun setting too, it made for some perfect pictures!
We then drove back to the airport to pick up my boyfriend and chilled the rest of the night. The evening after we drove all the way to Amsterdam from Sint-Truiden which took about 3 hours. We arrived late in the evening so we checked in and explored the city. I will put out a blog post later this week all about what we did in Amsterdam so keep your eyes peeled for that!
The rest of the time in Belgium we just chilled and we all drove to the airport to come home and brought Amira back with us!
I had such an amazing time wandering around Belgium and it was great to see the tiny city of Durbuy! I can’t wait to explore more of Europe!
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