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Visiting Belgium

As the center of the European Union and the European Parliament, Belgium may seem the epitome of staid government dealings—until you discover the Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art and the peeing-boy statue of Manneken Pis. Of course, there’s also that Belgian beer to end each day appropriately. As the center of the European Union and the European Parliament, Belgium may seem the epitome of staid government dealings—until you discover the Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art and the peeing-boy statue of Manneken Pis. Of course, there’s also that Belgian beer to end each day appropriately.    Close

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Food Glorious Food

Written by garymarsh6 on 05 Oct, 2013

Food glorious food!I rather think that despite Belgium being on the slightly boring side what it lacks in excitement it certainly makes up for food wise. There are many eateries around Brussels which are really reasonably priced and will give a few examples of the…Read More


Taking the Thalys

Written by koshkha on 10 Feb, 2013

Europe has a number of famous high speed trains but I would guess one of the less known is the Thalys. The train runs from Amsterdam in the north, through Brussels and on to Paris. Side lines can get you to the French Alps and…Read More


Brussels, Brussel, Bruxelles, so good they named it thrice

Written by proxam2 on 04 Aug, 2012

Some say that Brussels is not the most exciting city in the world, in fact many would say it was downright boring. I say....NON! NON! NON!. While it may not quite compare with say, Paris, New York or Rio, It has a lot going for…Read More


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Top Five Things To Do In Bruges

Written by dkm1981 on 09 Jan, 2012

Bruges isn't a city of big hitting sights, but that's not to say there aren't things to do there. meandering the quaint streets and soaking up the atmosphere is the order of the day, but you should probably have a look at doing the following…Read More


Introduction to Bruges

Written by dkm1981 on 07 Jan, 2012

Bruges is a lovely city and one that you should definitely make the effort to visit if you are anywhere near. It is very quaint and despite its popularity, it has maintained its traditional air and has plenty to please every visitor.Getting there from nearby…Read More


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Before I leave... two Churches

Written by flyingscot4 on 03 Aug, 2011

It is difficult to leave Ghent without mentioning Sint-Niklaaskerk and Sint-Baafskathedral (St. Nicholas Church and St. Bavo's Cathedral respectively). Both are very old with histories that are well worth reading.The two churches are within sight of each other, about 3 blocks apart. Sint-Niklaaskerk…Read More


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Bruges & Ghent - A Comparison

Written by flyingscot4 on 19 Jul, 2011

I have written "glowing" Journals about both Bruges and Ghent. It is not because I can't make up my mind about which city I prefer. I prefer Ghent and I have been searching for comparisons between Bruges and Ghent for a few weeks…Read More


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To Luc...

Written by flyingscot4 on 13 Jul, 2011

This Journal is dedicated to a man I never met, but wish I had. A man with whom I swapped emails only a couple of times, but wish I had swapped more. A man whose writings I truly enjoyed, but who will write…Read More


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A Love Affair With A City

Written by flyingscot4 on 12 Jul, 2011

I'm normally not this much of a perfectionist, but I feel that I have left much undone in my writing about Ghent. I can understand my love of Edinburgh and Nürnberg. I have spent much time in Edinburgh and I lived in Nürnberg for…Read More


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The City Is Old, but the Night Is Young...

Written by flyingscot4 on 11 Jul, 2011

Ghent is another Belgian city that has magnificent lighting that makes the Old City come alive at night. Young people line the Graslei and the Korenlei and St. Micheal's Bridge becomes a very busy thoroughfare. The Friday Market Square is lined with restaurants…Read More


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