We successfully arrived in Brussels, Belgium without any issues! Our plane ride was a breeze, only about 8 hours, and I slept the majority of the time.
Eric and I had requested vegan meals for the plane and we were fairly pleased with what we received. If you do request a vegan meal, make sure to atleast check the ingredients of some of the stuff. The butter we got was vegan (even said 100% vegan on it!) but the balsamic vinaigrette was not.
Once we arrived we had to figure out what to do because we couldn’t check into our apartment for a few hours. We decided to go into the center of Brussels to walk around and then walk to the apartment.
We are staying in apartments for most of our trip. I booked them through www.airbnb.com and so far I am very pleased. I didn’t want to stay in hostels and hotels were still pricey. The apartments range in price, but we are paying under $100/night for every place and we have a full kitchen, so we can cook most of our meals to save even more money!
Our apartment in Brussels is in the Ixelles neighborhood and is really convenient to everything.
Once we got settled we headed out and decided to try a restaurant called Oz Fair for lunch. It was listed as Vegan on HappyCow but unfortunately that is not the case. We found this out after we ordered the only thing offered, the plate of the day. We ate what we could though. I would recommend this place if you are vegetarian, but not if you are vegan.
After lunch we continued on until we reached Cantillon Brewery!! Now this is unlike any brewery I have been too. It’s old. The beer is really different. And there are spider webs everywhere which they say is good for the environment. I highly recommend a trip here if you are in town. They offer tours in a few different languages as well.
After the tour we hung around for a bit and drank a few beers. We tried the Gueze, Faro, Lambic, Rose de Gambrinus and the Vigneronne.
We were pretty tired by the end of the day and we picked up a few beers and made some food at the apartment.
To make it even more romantic we caught up on last week’s Jersey Shore.
We just woke up and I am not sure what our plans are for today!