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All about my Belgium Day Trip

Now I know that this is already getting tiring. It has been a year since my Eurotrip but up until this date, I still keep blabbing about it. I’m not like this in real life, however. I don’t just barge in another people’s conversation and just casually bring up about the said Eurotrip. I have real life friends whom I just met after the Eurotrip that found out about it later on who are telling me “Oh my gosh! All this time, I didn’t know?! You’re that Eurotrip girl on the viral video?! How come you didn’t tell us?!”  On the other hand, I keep talking about it on Facebook and on my other social media because let’s be honest – this is what I’ve been known for. I wouldn’t get almost 20,000 followers on the Internet and thousands of readers of my blog if it weren’t for that Eurotrip. So, forgive me. Actually, don’t. I will keep talking about this even after 20 years. IT IS A BIG DEAL TO ME. I earned it, I made my dream come true so I have the right to talk about it. I’m sure you’ll understand if it happened to you. Charot!

Anyway, going back to the main topic of this post. Belgium! Like any of my other European trips, this one was unexpected. When I went to Europe, the only place that I thought I’ll visit is Germany but damn I visited a lot of countries including Belgium.

belgium day trip

Unfortunately, it was just a day trip because this was just a few weeks after the Brussels bombing. Going to Belgium was a risk and a lot of places were closed. It was a shock seeing a lot of police on standby with their big dogs to secure the place. Throughout the whole trip, I was paranoid of what could happen that is why a day trip would be enough to satisfy my curiosity with Belgium but could still make me feel safe.


This photo wasn’t edited. It was so gloomy and freezing cold! I was with the Catholic priest that I was friends with, my Titas, and their kids. We decided to visit Atomium and the Mini Europe. I was more interested with Mini Europe.


I never learn. I was sick for a few days when I visited the Tulip Farm because I wore a skirt. Here I am again, wearing a light jacket, a dress, and tights. I was freezing cold that I cannot think straight. It was one of my mistakes when I visited Europe. Note that Spring doesn’t mean an okay weather, IT WILL STILL BE COLD.

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Before deciding to go to Belgium, I’ve already read blogs saying that going inside the Atomium is not worth it. I was just really after the Mini Europe which is near the Atomium.

Mini Europe in Brussels, Belgium


You have to pay EUR 13.20/PHP 773 as the entrance fee for Mini Europe. This is the normal range for entrance fees in Europe.

I have around 500 photos in Mini Europe alone. It was very fascinating to see all the tourist places in Europe in one place. They may be miniatures but the intricate details and the sound effects make you feel like you are really there.

It’s very educational as each miniature (?) has its information such as population, currency, and the year they’ve been part of the Schengen zone. You see that button over there? If you press it, different things can happen – play a sound, make a train move, make a water flow, etc. Really, really cool!

belgium day trip mini europe atomium

A photo of me when I still had no idea I would also get a chance to visit the real Eiffel Tower in Paris! Btw, I was freezing here!

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6 Things I Have Learned From Traveling Europe

It’s been a week since I got back from the Philippines after my 2-month trip in Europe. The trip did not only change my life completely but I have learned a lot of life lessons from this travel. I know that you guys are so, so sick of my everyday drama telling you how I am so blessed and this whole trip was a miracle because I am self-made. It’s true, though. If you were in my position, you’d understand. I don’t know what I did in my life to be this blessed! That’s why I am sharing you this blog post about the things I have learned from this travel.

1. It’s okay to not be a solo traveler and to join a group tour

With my amazing friends around the world traveling Europe, sharing loves and laughs

Believe it or not, there are some blogs who are shaming other travellers saying that you are not a legit traveller unless you are a solo backpacker and I believe that is a huge BS. As long as you are traveling and appreciating the places you go, YOU ARE A TRAVELLER. I didn’t have anything planned when I first came to Europe. All I thought was that I’ll stay in Germany and then visit the neighbouring countries such as Netherlands and Belgium. That’s it! I am bad with directions and I know that I will 100% be lost that’s why I didn’t bother to check out other countries.

You know what happened next?

I found God’s blessings through Tinder.

Girl, what? What? What?

I know. Tinder. I use Tinder mainly just to advertise my blog. I swipe every now and then but I never meet up with guys because it never progressed. Anyway, a few weeks before I left for Europe, I saw a guy on Tinder and his photos were all around Europe. I asked the guy how much he spent for the travel and he told me “I am not sure because everything’s handled by TourRadar – they are an online marketplace for tours.” I had no idea what TourRadar was but I’ve been seeing their posts on my Facebook every now and then. I went to their site and scrolled for some European trip and was amazed with a bunch of selection from different parts of Europe. Hold up, guys. Just a disclaimer: I am not being paid to say this. I just love TourRadar so much because they let me experience a once in a lifetime (hopefully not just once, though.. lol) adventure that I would never forget.

I searched for a trip that will let me travel to multiple countries including the accommodation, transportation, guide, and meal and I found this 10 countries for 14 days Europe Jewel tour. It was worth it and I would pay even twice the price because it’s that good. 

If you wish to book any packages from Tour Radar, I have a code you can enter upon checkout to get 5% discount. Just enter TRIPCOMETRUE.

I’ve learned in my life that if you’re an introvert then go ahead, do solo travel if you wish to but if you want to meet new friends and stay in a good hotel and not just in a hostel, then feel free to book tour packages. It’s up to you and no one can shame you just as long as you’re having fun.

I had a great time with my good friends from the tour and I’m so happy that we’re already planning our next adventure in Asia next year. Traveling 10 countries in 14 days with my sweet and loving friends made this trip 10x happier. I am so happy that I stumbled upon Tour Radar and that they helped me from booking the tour to meeting the tour group in Amsterdam to checking me if I’m having fun. I did and I will do it again.

2. Different culture, different personality

I have met people from literally all around the world. I even met Keri, which was from Zimbabwe. I mean, she’s the first Zimbabwean that I know personally so that’s really cool. Different nationality, different culture, different personality that’s why you never take things personally. My roommate, Natasha, who is a British lady from South Africa but is currently based in Dubai first striked me as a condescending girl because she doesn’t talk to me that much even if we were roommates and this upsets me so much because I thought we will be inseparable. Breaking news: Honey, it doesn’t work that way. Filipino girls tend to be very clingy with each other and I expected the same with other culture and that is what’s wrong. Natasha doesn’t stick with me 24/7 because duh! She wants to mingle with other people aside from me and it makes me feel so stupid for expecting a person on a group tour to always be with me. LOL. I sound like a creepy roommate. Anyway, Tash is a very very sweet lady and we even cried the last day of the tour. She accompanied me to the train station and we promised to see each other again. YES! We will see each other again this February! I’m so excited, I love herrrrr!!!

My point is: When you travel and for example a person raises her voice, don’t panic and think she’s belittling you or what. Maybe she’s German and her voice is just naturally like that hahaha.

3. It’s okay to be lost

I don’t like to travel alone because I think I will cry if I get lost. I got lost in Prague and look at me, I’m still alive and typing this. It’s okay to be lost because what is the worst that could happen? You ask for direction, they point you to the right direction, you’re back. AC, my Indian friend and I got lost in Prague because we were too busy taking photos. We lost our tour leader and the rest of the group. We tried following their path but we ended up in a dead-end! I was panicking and almost on the verge of crying. Czech do not speak English that well so lucky me that I got a pocket wifi from My-Webspot which allows me to be connected 24/7 everywhere in Europe (use my code EUROPECONNECT for a discount – again, I’m not paid to say this hahahaha!) to translate and ask people the right direction. Direction to where, though? The rest of the group were heading for dinner and we didn’t get the name of the restaurant. We had to call our tour leader but my EU sim card only works in Germany. What we did was to find a small restaurant and ask anyone that looks approachable if we can call. A lady my age works as a seller in this pastry shop and agreed to use her phone to make a call. Imagine? She let two clueless Asians to use her phone without any hesitations! Faith in humanity, restored! Never be afraid to get lost because it’s kinda fun. LOL.