|Brussels to Antwerp|
This morning, I walked through Brussels going to one of the things in the city I wanted to see the most- the comic museum. This city is renowned for comic strip art, and there are many wall paintings throughout the city, as you will see in the pics. However I learned that the museum is closed on Mondays. I walked through some of the city, looking at the painted walls and going to a church, then took a city sightseeing bus tour, getting off at the Atomium, a massive replica of a molecule that is left over from the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. I went to the top, finished the bus tour, then took a train to Antwerp. Antwerp is a fun city, and much more Dutch feeling than the very French Brussels. It is of course the capital of Flanders. I walked around and visited the cathedral, which was filled with paintings by artists such as Rubens (who is from there). I walked through their Christmas Market, then had dinner. Continuing my attempts to try new local dishes I had roast wild boar with goat cheese- it was delicious. Came back to Brussels and enjoyed my first cup of Belgian hot chocolate at Winter Pret- I honestly don't know what it is about chocolate here, but it tastes better than any chocolate I've had.