One word: CHOCOLATE!
My time in Brussels was limited. It was only a stopover between flights. Our goal in our 5 hour trip was to consume all the chocolate we possibly could.
In the few hours I was in the city, I had two or three waffles, four pieces of chocolate, and a cup of hot chocolate. Let me just say: Best waffles ever.
My personal favorite were whipped cream and strawberry waffles. The hot chocolate was unforgettable as well. It was basically a teapot of melted chocolate that you mixed with cream. So good, but so filling! T
The city itself is beautiful, especially around the city center. The architecture is old and intricate, which you don't see a lot of in the United States. I have developed an appreciation for it.
The famous Manneken Pis is also located in Brussels. It was funny to see so many people crowded around a peeing baby fountain! Even funnier were the Manneken Pis souvenirs found in the shops.
Though our time in Brussels was short, I think we were able to experience the essence of the city. I would love to return someday and maybe hit a few different locations in Belgium!