We already visited Paris two times, and a few things we visited on both times while others we only discovered the second time we were there. I will start with the must-do things followed by things that are nice to do but not a must. If you are in Paris for a longer period of time, of course, you can do more than when you are visiting for the weekend.
Every year during the Christmas holidays, we go to the Belgian coast for a nice walk although most of the time it is pretty cold. This was also the case this time but still we had a nice walk and made some nice photographs. Afterwards we had some good food and drinks at Poseidon.
Because of a job interview near Hasselt, we decided to combine it with a nice lunch close by: De Waterput in Diepenbeek. When we arrived, we were the second customers but we were soon joined by a number of other people. Again, I decided to take a salad, this one was with chicken and fruit. My boyfriend ordered the homemade lasagna. Although we were the first customers that ordered our food, it took about 40 minutes before we got it. But it was well worth the wait.
My boyfriend and I had lunch on the market place in Mechelen at De Witte Vos. We visited it before about 2 years ago so we knew it was good. I ordered a salad with chicken and mushrooms while my boyfriend just loves his meat and ordered a steak. We were given some bread while we waited for our food.
After the pancakes we had at Vin Dune, we walked along the coastline to Blankenberge. We both have some very nice memories to this place so we try to go at least once a year. We always have dinner at a specific restaurant but apparently the restaurant changed names and is now called Montmartre. Also the inside has changed but the menu and the dishes are still the same.
In my hometown Aalst I met up with an old friend. Because it was a long time ago I was here, I let it to my friend to decide where we would have lunch. His choice was Cafe de Paris at the Grand Place. Although I grew up here, I never went there before. The restaurant was completely full when we arrived but luckily there was still one table available. We ordered some wine and had a look at the menu.
Madrid is not so popular to visit in contrast to Barcelona. Being the capital of Spain, it has a lot of things to offer. We were in Madrid for 4 days. You can also do all this in a shorter period if you plan it right but we decided to do everything at ease.