Travel Blogs from Belgium

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Leaving Antwerp by Thalys, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Leaving Antwerp by Thalys

A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

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We left our place with two big suitcases (always have things for our little apartment) and 2 small bag packs and got on the tram to the railway station. We were quite early so we got on a Thalys earlier. Perfect, after 50 min we arrived at Schiphol ...

Ooh, cold rain...with wind!, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Ooh, cold rain...with wind!

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Only a 22 mile ride into Lille, France from Ypres, Belgium, but that was quite the miserable, cold, wet, windy ride. I found out that Gore-Tex is not completely waterproof, especially my gore-tex gloves :( Absolutely freezing by the time I found a hotel ...

Change of plans., Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Change of plans.

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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When we arrive at the airport it turns out that Amsterdam Airport is closed due to bad weather. As a consequence, all flights through Europe via Amsterdam (including ours) are cancelled. Take a spot in the queue at the KLM ticket office and play the ...

Belgium, Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Belgium

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Antwerp - Home again, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Antwerp - Home again

A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

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We arrived around 9 and got a cab to our apartment only 10 min away. Nice to get home again. To our surprise we found a fridge full of goodies and a complete breakfast put in there by our neighbors Ivan and Pam, what a really nice of them and what a ...

Brussels for a day, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Brussels for a day

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody, Melanie has been traveling a lot for work this year and during this week she went to Brussels for 2 days of meetings and was lucky when Chris decided to take the train down and join her.  We've been to Brussels many times, but always ...

All over Belgium, Various, Belgium travel blog

All over Belgium

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... and set off to explore some of downtown Brussels, wandering in and around the Grand Place. In mid-afternoon the Belgium Brewers Guild, 'Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs', held a ceremony to induct new members into the Guild, including the ...

About my charity project -100 Girls Back to School, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

About my charity project -100 Girls Back to School

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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I'm about to start my trip through Tibet, Nepal, India, China, South East Asia, Australasia, South America, and East Africa. It will be amazing, it will be exhausting, it will be inspiring and it will be for the most parts cheap. It will be cheap, ...

On Bruges, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

On Bruges

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... bridges and old buildings and such, well, it’s pretty much a fucking fairy tale. Oh and by the way, it’s in Belgium. Yeah, I know, we thought that was weird, too. Our version of some of the film's best scenes: Climbing the Belfort 366 ...

September 11 in Europe this year, Aubel, Belgium travel blog

September 11 in Europe this year

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... of what was going on back home to mark the day and we were feeling very removed. So riding into a small town in Belgium and seeing our flag hanging (probably 5-6 of them!) was very special. Near Aubel is the World War II Henri-Chapelle ...

Midweek Belgium and a few days Holland, Mol, Belgium travel blog

Midweek Belgium and a few days Holland

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... in the car and head out to do some groceries as we need supplies for our stay at the Sunparks Kempervennen in Vlaanderen, Belgium. After groceries we head to my father's place to get some administrative things sorted out for my Visas for Russia, China ...

Map Update, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Map Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Brussels ...

Return to Ghent, Ghent and Lier, Belgium travel blog

Return to Ghent

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody, We haven't been traveling very much this summer and decided to take a long weekend in Ghent, Belgium. We've written about Ghent before (aka Gent)- it's one of our favorite places close to Amsterdam.  It's normally about a 2 hour drive, ...

February Happenings, Orval, Belgium, Maastricht and Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

February Happenings

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... boat! MAASTRICHT DAYS Maastricht is an interesting city because it is in the tail of the Netherlands sandwiched between Germany and Belgium. It has been an important city since Roman times because it has always been at a natural N-S/E-W crossroads ...

Monthly Thoughts from Dennis, Part 4, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

Monthly Thoughts from Dennis, Part 4

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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While we bounced in and out of a few other countries, for the most part April was Turkey month for us. We've flown through a lot of countries on this trip, but it was nice to really sink our teeth into one country for a while, as well as really feel ...

Belgium, Tournai, Belgium travel blog

Belgium

A travel blog entry by janda

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OK so I'm adding this late and am not sure exactly of the date BUT I had to put Belgium on our map! BTW the chocolate was great! ...

Lets here it for Holland, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Lets here it for Holland

A travel blog entry by piholland

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We spent a few more days driving round the coast and slowly making our way back towards Belgium and again the dreaded crossing across the channel, the weather was getting dull and overcast and the houses were starting to look more and more like home. We ...

Chocolate and Beer and Waffles and Frites, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Chocolate and Beer and Waffles and Frites

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... boulevards that are home to many of the embassies. Then we visited Eglise Notre-Dame du Sablon, another incredibly pretty church. (Belgium really seems to have a glut of gorgeous Gothic churches.) Across from the church, we found a really cute ...

From Brugge to Haarlem, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

From Brugge to Haarlem

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Ellen said she wanted to visit civilized Western Europe for a change. Clean toilets for a change is what she really meant. I'd have been content to see the Diamondbacks new stadium in Phoenix. But after seeing the movie "In Bruges" I relented. "In ...

Yet more old friends, haunts and children, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Yet more old friends, haunts and children

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Dave's parents kindly dropped us off at our next stop - just south of Brussels with Robert (Dave worked with him in Brussels), Hannah, Sofie (3ish) and newborn Thomas.  They have built their own house which is great.  Spend a few days chilling ...

Q&A (or all you questions answered before I go), Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Q&A (or all you questions answered before I go)

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Hello people,   I've been asked each of the following questions so many times, I thought it would be easier to answer them once and for all.   Q. Long time no talk. How have you been? A. I've been great. I quit my job last month and going ...

My itinerary (Oct 2007 - Oct 2008), Brussels, Belgium travel blog

My itinerary (Oct 2007 - Oct 2008)

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Please, be invited to join at any point as long as you can tolerate cheap hotels, cold showers and 4 am rides on the chicken bus:   Tibet     -  Oct, 2007 Nepal   -   Nov, 2007 ...

Castles and crossing the Ardennes, Bastogne, Belgium travel blog

Castles and crossing the Ardennes

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... , 7000 feet of climbing when never getting above 1400 feet is quite a workout. After a rest day, I passed through Luxembourg to Belgium, stopping near Bastogne. The memorial there is a large star-like structure, with the US states named on the face of the ...

Belgian Windsprint, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Belgian Windsprint

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... down the Chocolate Museum. At €4, the place is a ripoff. I never thought I'd be disappointed by something chocolate-related in Belgium, but the Museum shook my confidence in everything I can believe to be good in this world. It was while I was in ...

Weekend trip to Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Weekend trip to Antwerp

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... a new boat! We'll try to keep it short enough to be interesting. If you get bored, just jump ahead! ANTWERP, BELGIUM Our American friends, Stephan and Julie, had this idea to take short weekend trips to the towns bordering the Netherlands. ...

Brugges Pin, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

Brugges Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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In Bruges, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

In Bruges

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... its towering belfry and moonlit medieval halls, before getting our last Belgian beer from a "brown cafe," the term for Belgium's many tobacco-stained neighborhood drinking spots. We made friends there with a 50-something couple from Manchester that ...

Normandy Weekend (+ a little more Belgian beer!), Antwerp, Belgium and Normandy, France travel blog

Normandy Weekend (+ a little more Belgian beer!)

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... grateful for the direction. What a really, truly nice guy. NORMANDY D-DAY SIGHTS After spending more time than anticipated in Belgium, we finally arrived in Normandy at 6:30 Saturday night. Luckily we had made reservations at an old chateau which ...

Belgian Weekend, Brussels and Gent, Belgium travel blog

Belgian Weekend

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... of the weekend before returning to Amsterdam. WILD YEAST Since 1900, Cantillon has been brewing a beer that is particular to Belgium called lambic. It is brewed using wild yeast that naturally occurs there. No yeast is directly added to the beer; ...

One day in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

One day in Brussels

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... took a picture. The main square is very impressive, with elaborately decorated buildings all around. Just around the corner is a chocolate museum. Belgium claims to have invented chocolate as we know it today and this museum was one that I did not have to ...

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