Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Last Sunday, I went to Brussels (Belgium) with some friends from ESTEC. We went by car and took a bit more than 2 hours to get there from Leiden. Our intention was to visit the city in a relax way and to see the most important places and enjoy the local food and drink ;-)

Some of the places we passed by are:

-The Royal Palace

-The central square full of ancient and beautiful buildings

-The Manneken Pis. Thanks to Andrea for his sense of humour ;-)

-The European Parliament

- This is the full group in the European Parliament. From left to right: Andrea, Alvaro, Marco, Davide, Ilaria, Laura, Diego and Daniel.

The last place we visited was the Atomium, one of the most famous symbols of the city. I expected to find a 2-3 metres high structure and instead I found a huge and magnificent monument! Really nice surprise!! A really beautiful place which was superb with the sunset light...

Of course, we enjoyed the good things in Belgium!!

-The beer!

-And the chocolate!!

A really nice day in company of nice people! ;-)


Ninja said...

Nice pictures Alvaro son! :) We were thinking to visit Bryssels also with Cynthia and it was nice to see what it might have to offer! Cheers from HELLsinki!

Alvaro said...

Hey Seppo! Nice to here from you ;-)

Yes, Brussels is a highly recommended visit! but maybe Brugge is better! Go for a weekend and visit all the nice cities in Belgium: Brussels, Brugge, Gent and Antwerpen. They are not so far appart! Cheers from the awfully rainy Netherlands....

Wild Runner said...

I heard that Brussels is not a beautiful city, but I see that that is totally wrong!!!

Macho, qué envidia das viajando por todo el mundo!!!! (I can't translate this feeling XDDD)