I love walking tours. They show you all the best places, and then you can come back on your own time to explore some more. They group you up with other tourists so you can feel safer when travelling alone (if you are crazy like me and travel alone of course).
This walking tour was ‘free’. A three hour walking tour with a stop at a pub for a drink (I had Belgian hot chocolate, which is the best thing ever; an actual chunk of chocolate on a stick in steamed milk). Then at the end you pay the guide how much you think they were worth.
Pretty cool. We walked through some of the older parts of Brussels, which I prefer anyway. And yet, there are still things like comic strip panels painted on the walls. (Comics are considered part of Brussels identity).
I photographed the buildings of the Grand Place (cobbled square where Parliament used to sit—now a museum), we also went through covered galleries of super expensive shops (among them some amazing chocolate shops…this was around Easter, so wow).
I love being shown the little bits of a city someone else finds special. ^.^