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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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It all started with this dumb Journal...

Written by flyingscot4 on 06 Jul, 2011

I love Ghent! This Spring, 2011, I again found it to be a wonderful city, friendly and helpful, and even better than I remembered. I wish I could live there for a couple of years. I had a full and terrific day…Read More


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So, What's To See In Ghent?

Written by flyingscot4 on 23 Jun, 2011

So what's to see in Ghent? So what's not to see in Ghent? Ghent is a perfect city to illustrate what I mean when I travel. First though, what is there to see in Ghent? At the top of the…Read More


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Partly Personal - Stories and Experiences

Written by flyingscot4 on 01 Jun, 2011

In 2011, I finally returned to Ghent. I found exactly the same scene this year as I did six years ago, and it is that scene that I will try to describe in words and photographs (lots of both). The city held…Read More


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Here's To Ghent

Written by flyingscot4 on 28 May, 2011

"Let us all raise our glasses and let's drink a toast to Ghent and her people that I like the most." It's a corny self-penned rhyme, but within the environs of this city one finds universities, marvelous cathedrals, wonderful art and museums, a couple…Read More


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Overview of Belgium In General

Written by flyingscot4 on 26 May, 2011

I am beginning all of my Belgium Journals with this "Overview." I think that Belgium and the other "Low" countries qualify for general statements because "the total country includes the sum of its' parts," and there are so many similarities. In this case…Read More


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Cruise through canals of Bruges

Written by Jctravel1983 on 22 May, 2011

Bruges is a beautiful town in Belgium, who has nicknamed Venice of the North. The historic center is on the world heritage list. There are beautiful buildings to see some even from the Middle Ages. Bruges has nice canals where you can make a cruise…Read More


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A Tale of Churches - Basilica of the Holy Blood

Written by flyingscot4 on 21 May, 2011

Europe is blessed with the most amazing cathedrals, churches, and chapels, and nowhere in the world are there more beautiful churches than in Belgium. There are cities that have marvelous churches and abbeys, and while they may be close, for me, it's Belgium.…Read More


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A Letter to Bruges

Written by flyingscot4 on 21 May, 2011

To: The City of Bruges and Her Citizens, Thank you for your city, and for your willingness to share Bruges with the world. You somehow cause a phenomenon which I have personally not seen in many places, and I feel compelled to tell you…Read More


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Bruges - At Night

Written by flyingscot4 on 20 May, 2011

Bruges is a wonderful city at night. It is beautiful, romantic, stunning, tranquil, moody in the rain. It is an old city that will lower high blood pressure. It will make you sing and dance and even cry. Bruges will move…Read More


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Bruges - In Photographs

Written by flyingscot4 on 19 May, 2011

First, Bruges is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. It has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site for a reason. Also, the entire old city of Bruges has been awarded the honor, not just a few buildings, and there are…Read More


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