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Welcome to Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and the European Union! This vibrant and multicultural city is known for its stunning Art Nouveau architecture, world-famous beer and chocolate, and delicious cuisine. With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Here are a few must-see attractions and activities that should definitely be on your itinerary.
No trip to Brussels is complete without indulging in some of the country's famous chocolate and beer. You'll find chocolate shops and artisanal chocolate makers scattered throughout the city, offering everything from traditional pralines to creative flavors like lavender and Earl Grey.
As for beer, Brussels has a rich brewing tradition with over 1,000 different brands to choose from. Make sure to try some of the local specialties like Lambic, a sour and fruity beer made through spontaneous fermentation, and Gueuze, a blend of young and old Lambics that is aged in oak barrels.
The Grand Place, also known as Grote Markt, is the central square of Brussels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by stunning medieval and Baroque guildhalls, this iconic location is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Make sure to take a stroll around the square to admire the intricate architecture and visit the daily flower market, where you can pick up fresh blooms and souvenirs.
For a taste of modern architecture and a bird's eye view of the city, head to the Atomium, a futuristic structure designed for the 1958 World Expo. The Atomium consists of nine steel spheres connected by tubes, representing an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times. Take the elevator to the top sphere for panoramic views of Brussels and beyond.
Brussels is a shopper's paradise, with a variety of markets, boutiques, and department stores to choose from. In the evening, head to one of the city's many bars, clubs, or live music venues to experience the local nightlife. And if you're in town during the summer, don't miss the Brussels Summer Festival, a series of concerts and events that take place throughout the city.
The city is a great destination for digital nomads or those looking to try out home swapping while on vacation. The city has a strong WiFi network and a large expat community, making it easy to connect with other professionals. Working remotely in Brussels can be a great way to combine travel with work, and there are plenty of cafes, coworking spaces, and other options for setting up your home office. Some popular coworking spaces in Brussels include The Office Group, Regus, and Impact Hub.
One way to save money on accommodation while working remotely in Brussels is by participating in a home swap. This involves exchanging your home with another person or family for a period of time, allowing you to live in a different city or country without the cost of a traditional vacation rental or hotel. Keep in mind that home swaps typically require some flexibility in terms of dates and length of stay, as you will need to coordinate with the other party. However, if you are able to plan ahead and are open to different options, home swapping can be a great way to experience Brussels on a budget while enjoying all the amenities of a local home.
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