brussels

With a small stoke of luck we arrived in Brussels on the eve of their day of independence which was a refreshing surprise after being told by a girl on the bus that we'd be "very scared" in Belgium because of their recently raised military presence. Despite not feeling very scared the military were in fact there in full force. Troops wielding automatic weapons patrolling every corner was a great juxtaposition to the blackout drunk ravers that filled the city.