Choco Story, Comic Strip Centre & Trail | Brussels Day 2

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If you’ve seen our post from yesterday, you will know all about the Comic Book Strip Trail that we have embarked on during our time here in Brussels. With extreme weather wiping out most of the afternoon, it means that we have a lot of hard work ahead of us in the coming days to find all of them – but here is what we found today…

Between finding art murals and going to the Comic Strip Centre, we made our way to Choco Story – a small museum on the history of Belgian chocolate. Although the museum wasn’t as great as we thought it would be, we did watch a quick demonstration on how to make praline chocolates, and taste it afterwards as well! Delicious!

Back to the topic of Comic Books and not only is there street art all around the city, but also a museum about the history of the comic book, the process of designing, drawing and refining the stories. Jessica as a former art student was her in her element, and surprisingly as a man who has never been able to draw a stick man, was also intrigued!

It did make me wish I was able to draw something close to the extraordinary art pieces we were surrounded by, and that I had the patience for it, and that I read more comic books as a child – I guess it’s never too late!

As mentioned, the weather meant that the later part of the afternoon led us back to the hotel to take cover. Hopefully it will clear up by tomorrow so we can go over to the Atomium and finish up our Brussels and overall Interrail adventures!

Disclaimer: we were given complimentary Brussels Cards for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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  1. abbeylouisarose
    August 3, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Wow, Brussels has some amazing street art! Oxford recently acquired some amazing new street art when the Cowley Road Festival took place and I really think it's a great addition to the town, it's unexpected but nevertheless great to see such creativity! The praline making demo looks incredible, I would definitely have enjoyed the tasters you got too! Thanks for sharing your fab photos!Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Oooh we'll have to go back to Oxford and see it! We love good street art, so much appreciation for it! Chocolate is always a good idea!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Llinos Thomas
    August 3, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Aret murals are fab but you can't beat belgian chocolate! A museum about chocolate sounds like my ideal afternoon. I can imagine the weather has been awful, it's been wet and blustery here too.

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      The chocolate demonstration was definelty the best part of the museum!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. helen christie
    August 4, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    That street are is incredible!! Shame the museum wasn't as good as you'd hoped, but at least you got to eat some chocolate!Hels xxwww.thehelsproject.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Haha yes, can't complain if there's chocolate!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Lifethrough Tsg
    August 9, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Wowwww this is so amazing! Like the quality of that comic art is amazing! It's a shame that the chocolate museum didn't perform well, but at least you got to taste chocolate!! The cartoon museum also looks amazing, I would love to go there!Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      We thoroughly enjoyed the comic strip! The museum was just as interesting, highly recommend it! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Kate Winthrop
    August 10, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    This post gave me a MAJOR praline craving – I absolutely love the stuff but rarely have it because my poor housemate is super allergic to nuts! That street art is incredible – I'm exactly like you, I just want to be good at art but I don't have the knack for it at all!Kate x http://www.findingkate.co

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Oh that's such a shame. We adore it but it's just not one we always think of when we buy chocolate!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Charlotte Clark
    August 12, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Oh wow, how cool is that?! I envy some countries sometimes for having such cool attractions. I love the Tintin statue!

    • Food and Baker
      August 21, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Yes! Adore that Brussels has these all over the city!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Alisha Valerie Gerrard
    August 22, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I love street-art and the comic strip is wonderful. I wish we had something like that in Liverpool! Thanks for sharing 🌸💗✨With love, Alisha Valerie. xwww.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

    • Food and Baker
      August 23, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Every city would definitely benefit from having such good street art! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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