#BeautifulSunday blog

Belgium has experienced its driest (and also hottest) summer so far this year since decades. Yesterday I went to the centre for a walk. It’s been so warm the past weeks, yet not comparable to the scorching humid summer days in China. 

I started my day with a chill matcha frappucchino, interesting thing is that you often have to ask for it in Europe, as it’s not always written in the menu, but yea, if they have matcha powder left, you’ll make it for you. Flexible, I like it.

In July it started the sales season in Belgium, so a lot of shops are open on Sunday this week. Normally I buy my clothes online so it’s not that important for me. Do feel a bit bad for those sales staff who have to work on Sunday, or maybe they like the job and don mind 🙂

Want to know a nice homey restaurant to eat in Brussels centre among all those touristic trap? I recommend you to La Fleur En Papier Dore. Nice atmosphere with some traditional cuisine and hundreds of Belgium beers too.

No picture for the food because I slept in and arrived there just too late for the lunch time (until 14:30)…

All Belgium elements on this wall, smurf, frites, etc.

Nice cafe Poechenellekelder, just next to the peeing boy statue: MannekenPis.

As I mentioned yesterday, they set up 3 big camera’s on Grand Place square this year. You can get a free pano photo/video here. All you need to do is to smile at the camera.

Can you spot the camera?

Here’s how the pano selfie video looks like. Interested in it? I made a [DLive](https://dlive.io/video/joythewanderer/1680f650-7d56-11e8-bbe8-435b8d3c86e8) video too.

今年的夏天真是热啊,最高温度30度左右,比利时大多地方都没有空调,晚上还好,白天热晕。但是周日我还是去中心逛逛,昨天我发了DLive的大广场“自拍”,现在我发自拍的效果图,是不是很有意思,哈哈!

其实我去中心本来是想去一个叫做La Fleur En Papier Dore的餐厅吃饭,这个餐厅气氛很好,有一些比利时传统菜和啤酒,跟很多旅游城市一样,布鲁塞尔中心遍布一些坑爹的餐厅,要找到一家正常的真不容易。这家离中心广场和撒尿小童都很近,但是又很安静,非常推荐,不过我去的时候太晚了(周日睡太久),厨房都关门了,所以没有实物照片。

七月了,比利时的折扣季也是7月开始,所以昨天商店都开门打折第一天。人好多啊,我一般都是网购,很少去实体店试衣服什么,觉得太浪费时间了。人那么多,销售应该很辛苦,我当学生的时候也去这些服装店打过零工,挺辛苦的,希望以后这些都网购化吧,实在没必要那么多店。

 

「Vlog」Paris turned sunny on a beautiful Sunday

It is a beautiful Sunday in Paris. Every first Sunday of the month is the free museum day in Paris, all museums including the Louvre have free entrance today. On a 1 degree (Celsius) day, nothing could do better than free museums. In Paris, there are so many museums, of classical or modern art. I’m personally a much bigger fan of modern art than of the classical arts. So my first choice for today’s free museum visit was Centre Pompidou, a huge modern art center where you need to spend the whole day inside if you want to see everything.

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「Vlog」Beautiful Belgian Sunday with @Liflorence

If you already read Li @liflorence‘s post, you must already have the impression that my city Leuven is quite lovely. I’ve been living here since I came here for my study more than 5 years ago. It is so small that it is impossible not to know every corner of it through and through. I showed Li the university library of KULeuven. Feeling a bit embarrassed, I only come to this stunning library to study once in a blue moon.

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