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Europe's Capital and Old, New Friends

BELGIUM | Tue, 9 Aug 2016 | By bcpckngbrtns | Views [249]

Our start in Belgium is an early one, 3am to be exact. Flight left at 6:50am so anyone who has flown knows just how early you have to be there before you can actually leave... Too early in my opinion! So of course I slept the entire way and we landed ... Read more >

Tags: antwerp, bcpckngbrtns, bcpckngbrtns2016, belgium, brussels, europe 2016, european adventure

Bye Belgium

BELGIUM | Fri, 26 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [319]

Yesterday was my final day in Ghent, and in Belgium.  It was a nice day-First I went to the Belfry, which was the watchtower for the town. Unlike other countries in Europe, the Belfrys have nothing to do with the Church-they we're simply used as ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, ghent

Adios Antwerp to Good Ghent

BELGIUM | Thu, 25 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [414]

This morning, I checked out of the hostel in Antwerp so I can spend a night in Ghent. But before moving on to Ghent, I went back to a museum I first checked out yesterday, called the MAS, a museum about Antwerp. The MAS is in a very modern building-but ... Read more >

Tags: antwerp, belgium, brugge, ghent

Under the Bruggen Clouds

BELGIUM | Mon, 22 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [278]

Yesterday, I spent the day in the company of two different women. First of all, the weather was...blaah. It was in the 50's, (it felt like), cloudly, with a few rays of sun. Although traveling is great, I will gladly take the weather at home. The ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brugge

The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well. Where do I begin?

BELGIUM | Sun, 21 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [413]

Yesterday,  I awoke and took the train to Bruges. Why am I here? Well, way back in Seville, at a hotel bar, the waitress had a name that obviosuly wasn't Spanish,  so I asked her about it. She mentioned she was from Belgium-I told her I was ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, bruges

Pis and Parliament

BELGIUM | Sat, 20 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [313]

In addition to learning about the metro, I did a few different things yesterday. I took the metro to Atomium, which  is Brussel's answer to the Eiffel Tower. It looks like an atom suspended in the air, with various electrons/protons around it.... Read more >

Tags: belgium

Piss and pigeons

BELGIUM | Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [302]

Yesterday, I participated in a fantastic walking tour around Brussels. I learned some great things-like Manneken Pis is the main symbol of the city. What, or who is Manneken Pis? Is it the statue of the little boy pissing. And near the grand plaza downtown, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels

Belgian Snuffles

BELGIUM | Wed, 6 May 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [403]

One thing that England does well is public holidays. May is particularly fortuitous with May Day the first Monday of the month and Spring Bank holiday the last Monday of the month. Needless to say, we had spotted these dates way back in January and decided ... Read more >

Tags: antwerp, beer, belgium, brussels, buskers, chocolate, croissants, eurostar, moules, mussels

All the chocolate in Brussels!

BELGIUM | Sat, 7 Feb 2015 | By kurenai | Views [532]

We all need some time off and after the winter I’ve had I was definitely looking for a change of scenery. I booked a trip to Paris to visit a friend of mine and thought a day stop to Brussels for some chocolate would definitely lift up my sagging ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, chocolate, tours

In Bruges

BELGIUM | Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [227]

I forgot to change my alarm clock from London time to Belgium time and didn’t wake up in time for the free breakfast this morning. Instead I just showered and talked to a few people in the common area before heading off to see some sights. ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, bell tower, bruges, waffle, windmills

To Belgium!

BELGIUM | Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [330]

I ended up at the pub crawl again. It was much better than the first time. Two people from the hostel came with me (Philippe and Laura) and there were around 15 people in total. Today I hung around and had a nice breakfast before working my way to ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, bruges, brussels, england, eurostar, london, st. pancras, train, uk

Europe, 2013

FRANCE | Sun, 24 Aug 2014 | By jazwalker | Views [269]

My second international trip came in my last year of high school. I'd been studying modern history for the past two years and had been looking forward to doing so since I was young. One day, a friend of mine who was in my history class asked why our ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, europe, france, germany, history, school

Confronted With The History Of The Gravensteen

BELGIUM | Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [1123]

The 834 year old living quarters inside the Gravensteen Castle now houses one of the rarest displays of original torture weapons from the Middle Ages in all of Belgium. Finger crushers, spiked neck collars, a table used for water boarding and heavy leg ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, castle, europe, ghent

A Fence Can't Keep Me Out

BELGIUM | Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [1422] | Comments [1]

The sign on the 2 metre tall construction fence was in French. I couldn’t read what it said, but I assumed it was something along the lines of, “Keep out, or angry Belgians will lynch you.” I decided to claim ignorance, looked around ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, europe

Pleasantly Not Surprised

BELGIUM | Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [1067]

My first ever train ride in Europe confirmed the pre-conceived ideas I had developed of what train travel here would be like. It was… pleasant . I was a little sad to be leaving the tragically hip city of Berlin so soon. I had grown a deep ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, europe, germany, train

The connection between a Rubik cube and Christmas markets in Europe

BELGIUM | Wed, 2 Jan 2013 | By travelaffair | Views [802]

I came to Brussels, Belgium for the holidays and I’ve hit up 4 Christmas markets in 4 different European cities.  What’s so great about Christma s markets? Besides the fact that many have been up and running since the Middle Ages, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, european christmas markets, rubik cube

Europe Highway Bandits - Travel Alert

FRANCE | Wed, 13 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1508]

Watch out if you’re driving on the motorway connecting Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Dunkirk and the Channel Ports, particularly towards the southern end of the route, there have been robberies and express kidnappings of tourists.... Read more >

Tags: belgium, europe, france, netherlands, travel-alert, travel-crime

Say No to diet - eat chocolate!

BELGIUM | Thu, 19 Apr 2012 | By iana1986 | Views [414]

When it comes to chocolate - for me this is not a question of quality but quantity. I always thought like this before I came to Brussels - the capital of chocolate in Europe.  The streets of historical center of Brussels are full of chocolate aroma, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, chocolate, food, waffles

February - Carnaval De Binche, Belgium

BELGIUM | Sat, 29 Jan 2011 | By worldfestivals | Views [3411]

Location: Binche, Belgium. The parade begins at the town hall. Dates: Shrove Tuesday Level of Participation: 2 – you will be pelted with oranges but you won’t be able to retaliate Description: Come prepared for a bruising at Belgium’s most ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, binche, world festivals

The rest of Belgium/The Netherlands

NETHERLANDS | Mon, 27 Sep 2010 | By cisoux | Views [519]

No offense to anyone from Belgium or The Netherlands, but I just lost the energy to finish my travelogue about my trip to these places because there just weren't enough interesting things that happened to fuel my drive for writing. I blame myself though ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, belgium, the netherlands

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