Belgium took me by complete surprise.  It's a country that had never been on my radar and even when planning for the trip, most people gave me a confused look at the mention of it's name.  And yet, ironically, of the four countries we visited (UK, Paris, Ireland, and Belgium), Belgium is the one place that I want to return to as soon as I can.  We spent most of our time in Brugge - between the narrow streets, the calmness that the presence of water brings about, the architecture, and most importantly, Belgium waffles, this place is at the top of my list.