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  1. Matthew Cheyne
    August 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    I love your take on Brussels. I’ve read about the city before on other blogs but I love in particular your emphasis on the quirky side of the city.

    I think for me when I consider a destination, one of the things at the front of my mind is the question ‘what makes this city really stand out?’ For Brussels, it’s really three things – the Manneken Pis, Belgians fries, although they don’t call them that and the big one that stands out for me: Belgian Beer. I suppose there is the fourth one in that the Belgians can really play Soccer as they showed at the recent world cup.

    The Belgian Comic Strip Center would be awesome for me. It sounds kinda like a permanent Belgian take on Comicon. I must plead ignorance on comics. I only ever read Tintin as a kid. But I do know one important fact – that the original Captain America was Buddhist. The new one I’m not too sure about. I’m hoping he’s a disciple of Samuel L Jackson. If you’ve seen any or all of his movies you’ll know exactly what I mean 🙂

    • Ali Garland
      August 7, 2014 @ 9:28 am

      Thanks Matthew! Brussels is such a great city, I really think it’s a shame it gets skipped. And yes, the beer is probably the biggest thing that stands out to me. The fries are delicious, and the Manneken Pis is entertaining for a couple of minutes, but the variety and depth of the beer culture is wonderful. I don’t know much about comics myself, but even still, there are hints of Brussels’ history of comics throughout the city and it gives the city a lot of character.