Travel Bug was recently enjoying a week in Brussels with his people. In between eating waffles and drinking cherry beer, he managed to squeeze in *just* enough time to find out these fascinating facts about the city…
Brussels is world famous for one of its symbols, which happens to be a statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain. While TTB was quite pleased to see that other people enjoy worshipping things that aren’t necessarily human, he much preferred the little boy’s doggo, who also has a statue. Zinneke Pis (canine companion of Mannekin Pis) is the best boy The Travel Bug has ever met. Even if he was peeing against a bollard at the time.
Travel Bug’s humans seemed to be very excited about the possibility of being surrounded by chocolate for their holiday, but TTB prefers midget gems. Anyway, Brussels is very famous for its slew of quality chocolate producers, such as Godiva, and the good people of the city (and surrounding nation) eat more than anyone else! The way TTB’s Dad was getting through chocolate covered waffles, he doubts that very much.
Brussels is famous for its comic strips and has created a few major players, such as Asterix and Tin Tin (with his lovely little dog, Snowy). The city is so famous for its comic book production that it even has an official comic book route! This comprises 37 huuuuge murals on buildings in the capital and Travel Bug highly recommends it as a way to spend a couple of hours. He made his parents go too, in the hope they’d burn off some of those chocolate calories…
Do you have any other fascinating facts about Brussels to share with The Travel Bug??