Assumptions can be bad, and sometimes downright dangerous - we all know this, so why do we never seem to learn?
But already when we stepped out of the central train station I knew something about my assumptions were wrong: We were greeted with loud samba music and a stage where people were getting their hair a make over in all of the rainbows colors.
Continuing to another square there was heaps of fun entertainment for kids, and there were concerts everywhere around the city.
It was a Sunday and the whole city was buzzing with people – after having rested at our Brussels hotel, we went out to walk the streets in the evening. All of the sudden we entered the most beautiful square I had ever seen.
Strolling down the cobble stoned streets we heard music. Turning around the corner we saw a big crowd circling a little orchestra.
There were about 7 people in the orchestra, and they weren’t very good musicians – but the vibe was incredible.
Soon the whole place turned into a street party. People were dancing to the music, inviting strangers to dance with them and really let go.
They didn’t care who was watching, they just wanted to dance.
The following day we realized more and more what a fun city this was, and how many cool free stuff and events they had so often.
I had no idea that Brussels was such a fun city, that it would be such a care free place.
Brussles, the city where all the important decisions about Europe are made, I expected boring seriousness and grey suits, not random street parties to appear out of nowhere.
I’m so glad that the Europe Train Challenge brought us to Brussels.
Because of my silly assumptions it would probably have taken me a long time before I got there – but now it won’t take me long before I return …