I have to say my favorite details of the trip were in Bruges. Sarah knew of a little cafe called Vero cafe where I got the best hot chocolate of my entire life. They gave us warm milk and we mixed it ourselves. The atmosphere and presentation were so perfect.
We also climbed the Belfry tower (366 steps) to see all of Bruges. It was a little fee but so worth it and a lot easier than you would expect.
Brussels & Bruge both had adorable little lace shops everywhere and tiny antique stores. Cobblestone streets only. I was suprised that there were 4 different languages being spoken (French, German, Dutch and English) and got kind of nervous and reverted to my good ol' English. I think because of this, the locals were a lot less friendly to me. Maybe I was just a little unlucky, but I actually find the French to be more polite.
I kept thinking about how I loved Belgium, but how I was so excited to arrive back "home". There is something about France that I miss every time I leave. I realized that the home I was thinking about was Bordeaux, and I am so happy to have become so comfortable in only 2 months. Taking trips to Portugal and Belgium has been a perfect little splash of color, but arriving back in my little colorless Bordeaux warms my heart in a way I can't describe.