Belgium is Home For 'Good Food and Friendly People'31.07.2009
Good food and friendly people are among the perks of a ferry trip to Belgium, a journalist has commented.
Mark Mardell, Europe editor for the BBC, stated in his blog that Brussels is full of positives for travellers.
He said one of these is that it is fairly compact, meaning that it does not take long to get from one side of the city to the other, with the writer noting that this is not the case in London.
He added this also means that Brussels does not "suck the life out of nearby cities", pointing to the attractiveness of trips to Ghent and Leuven as examples of this.
Mr Mardell also praised the people in Brussels, saying that they are friendly and said that pleasantries exchanged between himself and the people are "charming".
The writer continued: "You know about the mussels and beer and chocolate. But the food generally is good. You can stop [at] most places in Belgium and be sure the basics will, nine times out of 10, be cooked well."
Britons heading on the ferries to Brussels who are eager to find out more about the local confectionery may want to visit some of the local chocolate stores and museums, with many shops devoted to sweet treats throughout the city.
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