Living in Brussels is nice, especially if you have enough money to enjoy it, but its not really a prerequisite. I always wondered how the country with so much fog and persistent rain can have such a beautiful and colorful architecture. But it is possible, and the very best thing is that when the sun finally shines you can see it in its whole amazement.
No place like Brussels?
Sure there is, but once you are here you just want to come back. Being a person who traveled a lot, I can easily say this is one of the coolest cities in Europe. Although one would think its all about EU institutions, it really is not. It is more about having a nice a chilled afternoons on Sundays eating out, having coffee on place St.Gery after spending Saturday night in old but cool and completely out of space Cafe Central, or if you prefer, like some of us here in the office, dancing on the tables for the whole night in Le Corbeau (which means a Crow in English)
So, after spending 4 weeks in Brussels it feels like cool home. It’s a perfect city for those who love people coming from all over the world, cafes that look like forgotten in time-but with purpose, and all those little things that make one place special.
For me, Brussels is small enough to see everything on foot, and big enough not to always end up on Grand Place. And it’s not called a center of Europe for nothing, 3 hours to Paris, 3 to Amsterdam, 3 h to Cologne and 5 to London. Who wouldn’t want to live here!