One of the great mysteries, to me at least, of Brussels is the popularity of the Mannekin Pis. How such a diminutive little thing urinating into a fountain ever became a tourist destination is a complete mystery to me. I have no idea what could have spawned such popularity. The Museum of Brussels even houses over 800 costumes, including costumes of Elvis Presley (yes, Elvis!), for the Mannekin Pis to wear.
Never before in the history of tourism has the success of an attraction been so negatively correlated to the size of the attraction!
Belgium - recommended hotels - Recommended hotels in Antwerp and Brussels
Antwerp - what to do, see, stay and eat - What to see, where to stay and eat in historic Antwerp
Antwerp - interior of the train station - Interior of the Antwerp main train station
Belgium - Travel information on and about Belgium
Antwerp - the Cathedral seen from Groenplaats - View of the spires of Anterwep Cathedral as seen from Groenplaats
Antwerp - de Kathedraal - Historical information about the gothic Antwerp Cathedral
Spa Francorchamps - Eau Rouge - The famous Eau Rouge at the Spa Francorchamps formular one circuit
Spa Francorchamps - Felipe Massa at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix - Felipe Massa goes through Eau Rouge in a Ferrari at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix
Spa Francorchamps - Jenson Button at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix - Jenson Button in his Maclaren Mercedes at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix
Spa Francorchamps - Jenson Button at the Belgian Grand Prix drivers parade - Jenson Button at the drivers parade of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook