Editor’s Note: This post is from Joyce Mousny, an experience Viator guide in Brussels, Belgium. She will enthusiastically organize a customized tour for you and make sure that you have the best and most authentic Belgian experience! Find out more about Joyce’s tours on her Viator Private Tour Guide profile.
Tintin was a big part of my childhood. On special occasions my parents would buy the latest book and I became totally absorbed by the great adventures of the Belgian reporter and his snowy dog. I remember the story was always set around the world and it brought great opportunities to learn about geography and cultures in a fun way! Tintin took me to Egypt, to America, to Congo, to the Himalayan mountains…
Time has flown by and I have become a tour guide, but at age 52, I still enjoy Tintin’s subtle ideas and jokes. I love taking visitors along the comic strip trail in Brussels to show them the cartoon murals and then having a snack at a Tintin-themed café. Next we walk to the flea market featured in the 1943 story The Secret of the Unicorn, which is where Tintin found the model ship containing the map to the buried treasure of Sir Francis Haddock! At the Belgian Comic strip centre, located in a gem of Art Nouveau, you will discover original comic strip drawings and unique objects. The Hergé museum offers a comprehensive journey through the life of Hergé, one of the greatest artists in the 20th century.
Follow me in the footsteps of Tintin and bring the timeless, youthful child within to life!
Joyce Mousny is an experienced Viator guide and offers tours all throughout Brussels, Belguim. Learn more about Brussels Expert Joyce.