Monday, June 30, 2014

Trip to Brussels recap

Two weeks ago, I took not only my first trip to Brussels, Belgium, but my first solo trip in Europe.
Our time here is limited and I want to fit in as many places as possible. So when the bird told me he would be away on a work trip, I took advantage of those couples days with a solo trip to a new place.
I enjoyed walking around, with no particular agenda... enjoying my share of Belgian chocolate, waffles and beer.
It was a lucky coincidence I was there for the first World Cup game for Belgium. This is a picture of the celebration in the main square after they won:
During my trip, I stayed at 9 Hotel Brussels. The hotel is very close to the city's attractions and the main train station.
I loved the look and feel of the rooms. The exposed brick was so pretty!

I also took the train to Bruges for a day trip and will work on getting that recap posted soon.

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34 comments:

Stacy G said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! I love that hotel room. It is gorg. XO Happy Monday!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Such gorgeous photos! I love these posts

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

What an awesome hotel! You're so brave to go there by yourself! Did you have any issues with the language barrier? Looks like it was an awesome trip!!

Kristen said...

can't wait for the Bruges recap! I was considering adding Bruges to our Europe itinerary, so yay! I love my husband but a solo trip, even for a day or two, sounds pretty fabulous! You take amazing photos, and it looks like you had a great time! That hotel is so pretty - love the exposed brick!

BLovedBoston said...

Brussels looks breathtaking - I am just in love with the architecture!! How wonderful that you were able to experience something on your own like that - major bucket list item for me!! I love the hotel and that bed looks so comfy!!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing! SO jealous of your trip!

<3, Pamela
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Jane said...

the architecture is simply beautiful.

Gina said...

that hotel room is so cool!!! I admire your solo travel...I'm not sure I could do that. As always, you took a lot of great shots.

XO, Gina
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Mree said...

That hotel room is fantastic. Gorgeous pictures. I so want to visit there.

Best, Mree

Alicia Mackin said...

That is what is so nice living in that part of the world. Everything is so close. And how exciting to go solo! So Carrie Bradshaw : ) I would love to do something like this one day. My friend is actually staying in London for the summer. I am so excited for her and just may visit her next there summer as she is going this 3 summers in a row for an education program.

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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Ashley said...

Wow, I just want to jump inside all of those pretty pictures and be there! How gorgeous!

MakeMeUpMia said...

That hotel room, LOVE it! Gorgeous pics as always :)

Annie {Home of Malones} said...

I'm so jealous of your pictures. You're a pro. Looks like such a fabulous trip and that hotel is so fun and modern. Stopping by from the weekending linkup!

Helene in Between said...

I'm going on my 3rd trip to belgium in less than a month! I loveeee brussels so much! I love the place you stayed!

emi said...

SO much fun..wish i could have joined you! :) i adored brussels, and you captured it well. plus, that room! can't wait to see pictures from bruges, absolute favorite! Xo

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

ah! These pics are fabulous!

Amanda @ as the wine cork turns said...

totally admire you for solo travel. i don't know if i could do it! i go on business trips along and explore, but that's as far as i've gotten!

Shelby Recent Somethings said...

Girl friend has guts! Love that you took a solo trip. Your little room is so cute and Brussels looks gorgeous.

Emily Storey said...

What a lovely hotel!! Such a cute room :) and I love that you took a trip by yourself! I'd be nervous, but I bet it was fun!! xx

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

I'm in love with these pictures! Brussels looks heavenly!

Meg Henning said...

your hotel is so so chic!!! i had a friend study in bruges, i can't wait for that trip recap!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I love that you went anyways! That hotel room was gorgeous! The architecture there is stunning.

Jules @ If I had 100 Dollars said...

Stopping by from the link up! I LOVED belgium - go to delirium!!

Elle Sees said...

loved your recap! i went through there very fast when iwas there many years ago, and wish i could have taken more time!

Natalia { All the Things, etc } said...

Oh my gosh -- your pictures are to die for! Even though we were just there in May, I've never seen the sun shine in Brussels, haha. Can't wait for your Bruge recap -- it's a fairy land, isn't it?!

Lisa Loves John said...

That hotel room is so cool!! Loving the exposed brick!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Ummmmm that is seriously the chicest hotel room I've ever seen!

Ashley said...

That hotel room is so cute! Exposed brick is one of my favorite interior accents. So fun that you were there during the world cup game!

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

congrats on your first solo trip! i really love traveling alone, i have done it twice now. the rooms are so cute!

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

Wow! These pictures are amazing! Had no idea Brussels was so beautiful :-) just saw it on the bachelor this week!

Jessica Osborne said...

Your pictures make me daydream. I love this post and your blog. You have my travel lust list to the supreme.

Allyssa Idell said...

Wow. These pictures are incredible and make me extremely jealous! haha! What a fun time in your guys' life.

Kimberlee said...

Gorgeous pics! So crazy you were there during the World Cup. Must have been madness lol

Thanks for linking up with MMG :)

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

I was lucky enough to visit Brussels on a high school trip many years ago...SUCH a beautiful city. Your pictures brought back some great memories!