Brussels, Belgium

Brussels was a ton of fun. We stayed at a really neat hostel and enjoyed the quant little city, despite our massive jetlag. First on our list was wonderful Belgium beer and waffles, which were both enjoyed at 10:00am the morning after our evening in Amsterdam.

Belgium, being so small, doesn’t have many sights or destinations, so most of our time was spent walking around, eating, and drinking. This was fun, because the beer was exquisite and the food was good as well. We discovered the magic of Turkish Snack Shops and Doner Kebab Shops, which are cheap places to get awesome food. The French fries, or frites, in Belgium were also insanely good.

Totally worth mentioning is the Delirium Cafe, which is a bar that holds the world record for the most beers. Their beer list, made up of around 2600 beers, is the size of a phone book. We had Piraat, St. Bernardus, Kwak, Delirium Tremens, and many others.

Inside the Delirium Cafe.

Outside the Delirium Cafe with Flavio.

The square in Brussels.

Waffles.  Mmmmm.

The beer list a.k.a. PHONE BOOK.

Kwak cheers.

The crew at the bar.

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More Munich and Prague

Munich was awesome.  My favorite city thus far for sure.  Everyone is insanely friendly, the food is fantastic, the beer is flowing, and everything is affordable.  We went to beer halls every night and sometimes at lunch.  A beer hall is basically a big place, sometimes outdoors and sometimes indoors, where parties share tables and most people, old and young, order large quantities of beer.  Typically you can only get the beer that the particular house brews, but one thing is always for sure, it’s all good.  Apart from the beer halls, we visited a concentration camp, Dachau, and a gangster castle, Neuschwanstein.

Despite all that has already been mentioned, the best part of Munich is the people.  The locals are insanely friendly, and lots of cool people flock to the capital of Bavaria.  We met a 40-year-old local named Biernhard, two patent lawyers, a ton of Australians, more Germans, some Canadians, some Spanish, a few Americans, etc.  I love it.

After five nights in Munich we left today for Prague.  The first impression is good — half liter beers for around $1, cool sights, and an insane hostel.  I’m super excited for the days to come.

Bonus story: China is being ridiculous with their visa policies now that the Olympics are coming up.  More information to come soon.