Typically when a lot of people think of a city outside of Brussels to visit, Bruges immediately comes to mind. With it’s romantic canals, enormous Belfry and Hollywood movie stardom, it’s one on the top of the “must visit” lists of many a European visitor. But with all this fame comes hordes of tourists, high […]
One of the greatest kicks I get out of travelling to the many different countries in Europe is trying the local drink on offer. Whether it’s port wine in Porto, whiskey in Scotland or trappist beer in Belgium, I like taking a break from cruising round town to get my imbibe on and meet the […]
Brussels has some compelling reasons to go visit. It’s the home of great tasting, mega strong beers, delicious chocolate and it’s the home of Tintin! It’s 2 hours on Eurostar from London, which makes it super accessible as well. One of the great parts of Brussels is the Grand Place, (or Grote Markt in Dutch) […]
This post takes a bit of a different approach to a typical one â€“ two towns in 48 hours you say? Are you mad kind sir?! The proximity of beautiful little medieval towns in Belgium to the capital, Brussels provides an easy, picturesque alternative to a singular city break. Bruges and Ghent are two old […]
Travellers rushing to trains in Antwerp Centraal train station, Belgium.
Before Christmas 2009 I did a weekend in Brussels. It was my first time to Belgium and I had no idea what to expect (and I certainly wasnâ€™t ready for how cold it was going to be!). It also got pretty interesting by the end of the weekend, but Iâ€™ll get into that later. Things […]