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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pissing boy in Brussels : The Intelligence of Belgian tourism.

The pissing boy of Brussels, Belgium.
Of all my travels thus far, I have to say that Brussels, Belgium has one of the most intelligent tourism attraction ever. Lo and behold, the attraction that I am referring to is the Pissing Boy. Located in a small corner of the Brussels City Centre, it is frequented by millions of tourist to see what the fuss is all about. To be honest, I was disappointed myself because I thought I will be seeing it in the same vein of David in the Academia in Florence but alas it was not. The statue is small in stature and it is also located in an inconspicuous part of the city centre. But upon reflection after the disappointment has faded away, I have to say that the Belgian are smart people.... the pissing boy is one of two of its major icons and without much space area, it managed to create the statue as a great tourist centre in its country. Well done Brussels .... well done Belgian!
The Atominium

Unlike the Pissing Boy, the Atominium is indeed large. This is Brussels other iconic monument. Its not as close in terms of its spectacular-ness compared to the Parisian Tour Eiffel but still, for a small country, this is considered outstanding.

War Memorial
Within the city centre, you can also find War Memorials to remind everyone of the losses during the World Wars.


There is some architecture that has some Greek/Roman element to it but although small, the Brussels Museum is a must-visit to understand the beauty of how this small country grow to how it is today.


Shopping Shopping Shopping.
 Shopping aint that great but I don't think people visit Brussels for the shopping .... well that is my opinion anyway. You are free to think but to be honest for those who don't mind the long walks from one end to another (pictured above) would enjoy the shopping albeit with limited well-known luxury brands.
Chocolates Galore!
 But of course Brussels, Belgium is famous for its Belgian Chocolates. Therefore GODIVA lovers can't go wrong here. Small shops as depicted above are common in the city centre and they sell great yummy-licious chocolates. Don't fancy buying? Then just go ahead from shop to shop to sample the delicious chocolates. Its cheapskate in my opinion but you will have your fill without spending a dime.
Restaurant .......... the food is just mouth-watering.
What Brussels failed with regards to shopping (in my opinion), they redeem it through their food. I just randomly choose a halal restaurant to eat and it was just delicious. This is indeed Brussels specialty ....their food is Michelin standard in my opinion (although they are not Michelin-rated). So if there is one thing you have to do in Brussels, it is to eat at their restaurant. Because in the end don't we all need to eat?
Till next time folks.
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