Here's a little Limitless insider for you... we LOVE chocolate! So where better for Elouise and I to fly off to for a weekend than the home of chocolate itself? Belgium.
Wrapped up in our coats, hats, scarfs you name it we set off the explore and give you the lowdown on what this beautiful country has to offer. A fair warning – the cobbles can be bad but the worst patches can easily be avoided.
Something different nestled round every corner
With its overwhelming buildings nestled between narrow streets Brussels is a capital city that has something different round every corner, whether it is culture & architecture or a touch of shopping you're after.
The Grand Place in December is the epitome of Christmas. With a towering Christmas tree and nativity scene is sets the foundation for what is bound to be an extremely festive break away. Head to the square on the hour and watch as the guildhalls, Museum of Brussels and the Town Hall glow in time to the Christmas songs as people gaze around in awe. A definite must do for any trip to the Belgian capital.
We both suffer with a fairly bad sweet tooth so a Belgian waffle was a must. Head to the Waffle Factory near the Mannekin Pis and devour this Belgian delicacy, whether you want it savory or slavered in chocolate is your choice!
Belgium's capital of cool
I can definitely see why this city has earnt its name as the country's capital of cool. With a variety accessible of bars, shops and restaurants it’s a great to chance to relax.
Or if you're a chocolate lover like us head to the Chocolate Line! Wildly experimental flavours by chocolatier Dominque Persoone include bitter Coca-Cola, Cuban cigar and tomato and basil however you can just stick to the traditional if you prefer. A trip to Belgium is not complete without sampling the best of its chocolate... the biggest decision is whether it's a milk truffle, strawberry cream or praline?
Perfect opportunity to sample a Belgian delicacy...
When in Belgium why not sample one of their specialty beers? The Duvelorium, located in the Historium, is fully accessible and the perfect place to rest and warm up on a visit to Bruges. It is a cosy bar, where you can learn about the speciality beers and sample on for yourself as well as enjoy a priceless view over the Bruges Market Square from the Terrace. A must do.
If Christmas Markets are for you head to Bruges Market Square. The traditional Christmas Market is small but has everything to offer from a warming hot chocolate to a souvenir to take home.