Arnhem - Brussels - Timisoara - Szeged and Back
After some investigating of my options I decided to pay Szeged a visit. The city, not the festival. I had everything figured out, bus transfers, airbnb’s, exchanged my money (apparently they don’t have euros in Romania and Hungry, my bad...) and told everyone about by €6 return flight ticket. It was the purchase of the year for me!
Brussels, Day 1
I arrived in a grey and cloudy Brussels, Belgium’s capital city and capital of the European Union’s government.
Day 1 would be about finding my airbnb, making a plan on crossing of ‘must see’ items on my list and finding a cute lunchroom to still my appetite. Instantly I noticed all the murals. They are everywhere! Brussels is known for its comics and is home to Tintin and the Smurfs, just to name a few.
I don’t like to take public transport while I’m in another country sightseeing in a city and will avoid it if I have to. Before I’ve figured out where to go and at what stop a bus or train comes I’m stressed out and cranky. I’d rather just put the destination location in Google Maps on my phone and walk there. With the free roaming in Europe now it’s a great tool to use.
My first ‘must see’ was the Atomium
. This landmark building was originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau, where the exhibition took place. It is now a museum but because of my small travel budget I just admired the iconic building from the outside.