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Brussels was very challenging for me. I was on my week two of Humira. When I am at home, I typically stay in all week, my humira wears out at the weekend, and my inflammation is quite high. So I just do not book anything and stay home resting. And I was also the second week of my wheat detox. You can read about my wheat detox when I have done three months. It is not very nice and I would not recommend this to anyone. Anyway, my mum knew this and took a lot of care of me. She did not mind that we did not walk around for hours. So these are a few of the sights we saw around Brussels. We visited in the August, during a bank holiday and when the summer festival was taking place. The first place we went too that blew me away, was the Grand Place. The buildings were beautiful ornate.
We did explore and found the St Michael and Gudula Cathedral, this was saw on our walk back after our 13 hour trip to Luxembourg and Dinant. I thought it looked beautiful in the sunshine.
The next day we explored a little further and found the Stock Exchange building.
Before we found the Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. My mum wanted to see this and I was surprised how small this was.
This was a very touristy area and all I could smell were waffles and crepes like these. But I can eat anything like this with my wheat flour intolerance.
But I did find one of the comic book Tin Tin murals.
The next day we did more exploring and I wanted to see the Royal Gallery Of Saint Hubert with its glass ceiling.
And we headed towards the Royal Palace and find these sights
And then we headed to the Central station where we found these sights and the Smurfs !
We were so lucky with the weather. I am glad to have visited Brussels, and I would to explore more of Belgium.