Travel Blogs from Belgium

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Le pays de la biere - gone commercial., Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Le pays de la biere - gone commercial.

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) THOUGHT OF THE DAY - Exclusive beer distributors are from hell. I just got a couple of rants about this trip to Brussels.  It seems they no longer serve Westmalle beer on the Grand'Place -- APPARENTLY because it is not carried by some ...

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 ...

Back home!, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium travel blog

Back home!

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Home for (my) Valentine, Hamme, Belgium travel blog

Home for (my) Valentine

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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A very special side trip on my journey were these three weeks I spend in Belgium with Nele and my family. Holding my godchild for the first time, eating enormous amounts of the great food from back home and meanly just being together with the one I love, ...

Preparing, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium travel blog

Preparing

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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After some weeks of really hard working, I am ready to enter the last straight line to my departure, this Thursday. Never before I have worked so hard preparing lessons than this summer, the summer before my year off from teaching. For the biology ...

Brussels Flower Carpet and Belgian beer crawl, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Brussels Flower Carpet and Belgian beer crawl

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Every year, the Grand Place in Brussels is filled with a carpet of flowers for a weekend.  This year our friends, Rich and Joey, invited us down to visit with them for the weekend and see the carpet.  The carpet is difficult to see at ground ...

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 ...

beer, waffles and chocolate, Veurne and brugge, Belgium travel blog

beer, waffles and chocolate

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... skating and beer drinking in the town square, lots of old buildings. Very strange not knowing a word of Flemish..... suddenly we were in Belgium. Stayed in a lovely place run by a sweet young couple. Put on a fabulous breakfast set us up for the day. Had ...

Antwerp and Brussels, Beligum, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Antwerp and Brussels, Beligum

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... Jens left very early this morning, we followed suit at around 10am. The train to Antwerp was relatively short. The Netherlands or Belgium don't have high speed trains inside the country because it's so small that fast trains don't make much sense. Instead ...

In Flanders Fields, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by zento

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... times, hence its heavy fortification. But this time around, there was nothing that could be done against German shelling.  Belgium had sustained her neutrality during the war, but the unjust German invasion of her lands was what brought the British ...

Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Brussels, Belgium

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... the city quite fascinating. Watching Benj's documentaries and living with Benj & Daan for few days, I've gained much here culturally. Belgium could've easily been about Manneken Pis and Waffles like most tourists, but for me, Belgium is a special place ...

Twerp in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Twerp in Antwerp

A travel blog entry by easties

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In Antwerp Gill stocked up on their lovely chocolates and I took the opportunity to ring the office - did they still remember me? Had they appointed a new branch manager? Anyway, I was still thinking of the call and Gill was guzzling the chocks when ...

Euro-Star (not me, the train), Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Euro-Star (not me, the train)

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A long weekend and a visitor (hi Rumi) from Overseas, so what to do? Found a super budget fare that included a trip on the eurostar (another thing to tick off on my list) and a weekend in Brussels. Cobus, Natasha, Rumi, Adrian and I headed over to ...

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium travel blog

Brussels

A travel blog entry by tavini

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After the hustle-and-bustle of London, Brussels feels rather anti-climactic. It is much smaller, more quiet, and does not feel as prosperous as London (at least in the centre) did. Overall, Brussels feels patchy. A few blocks away ...

Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels, Belgium travel blog

Belgian Beer Weekend

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Brussels Beer Weekend Every year, on the first weekend in September, there is a beer paradise weekend in Brussels, Belgium. We went the first year we were here (see Sept 29, 2003 entry) and repeated it again this year. Of course the beer weekend is ...

Belgium - Beer and Chocolates galore, Brussel, Belgium travel blog

Belgium - Beer and Chocolates galore

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... !), saw Michaelangelo's statue of Madonna and Child and enjoyed a free musical performance one rather chilly evening. Belgium was a little 'rougher' than the other European cities we have visited with social problems more evident and infrastructure ...

Fries, Beer, Chocolate & Waffles!!, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

Fries, Beer, Chocolate & Waffles!!

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... Belgium waffles of course! Man they were the best waffles I had ever had... definitely recommended when you're in Belgium.   <Lang's Extended Version>   Our aim this morning before we headed off to our next ...

Mmm. Chocolate, Bruges, Belgium travel blog

Mmm. Chocolate

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Coming to a strange conclusion that we could be Tour Managers Extraordinaire, Tracey and I signed up for a training weekend with a London based tour company. They do budget day trips in the UK and weekend trips to Europe. Nicely our training weekend ...

Of Mines and Water Lillies, Mesen, Belgium travel blog

Of Mines and Water Lillies

A travel blog entry by zento

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We stopped for lunch at the Old Cheese Factory after twisting and turning on the roads.  We found a nice table outside in the sunlight where tiny spiders (or ants?) seemed to appear from nowhere.  I flicked at least 10 off Lucy's hair during ...

Fine Dinning and Wondering the Venice of the North, Brugges, Belgium travel blog

Fine Dinning and Wondering the Venice of the North

A travel blog entry by catters

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Following an early start and the train over to Brussels we strolled into the main square for a few Belgian beers, brilliant after the rubbish we were drinking in London. It would be fair to say that we enjoyed our lunch time beers as I think we were ...

Belgium, mmmmmm chocolates, Amsterdam/Brugges, Belgium travel blog

Belgium, mmmmmm chocolates

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... had all gone home. Realising there was not much more here, we set off to riding towards the coast and then onto Belgium. Upon arriving in the Delta area of The Netherlands, we encountered the strongest headwinds that we have ever cycled into. This day ...

Goodbye to Andrew, Nurburgring, Reims, Triar, Germany travel blog

Goodbye to Andrew

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... to Europe. We drove into France and onwards to Belgium, as usual it was raining. We headed for Spa Francorchamps, home of the Belgium Grand Prix. We hit the town first, buying chocolates for our Mothers as usual, and then tried to find the old roads ...

Downtown Herentals, Herentals, Belgium travel blog

Downtown Herentals

A travel blog entry by 613flavah

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Day three in Belgium. Today my dad took me to the downtown core of Herentals, the town in which they live. It's really cute and quaint. As you will see from the photos I uploaded. To think I did quite a lot of shopping in this much smaller town ...

The Flanders, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

The Flanders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... being uncovered. A nice touch are the two German headstones in the centre. They arrived as enemies, left as friends. Lunch When in Belgium, two comments are true. It rains alot and there is always a smell of cow shit (except at Tyne Cot, because of ...

Gas Attacks on the Western Front, Langemark, Belgium travel blog

Gas Attacks on the Western Front

A travel blog entry by zento

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... to the car and drove out of Ypres to our next destination: Langemark German Cemetery I was surprised that there was a German cemetery in Belgium considering the Germans had been the enemies of the war, but I guess that at the end of the day, it's still ...

Quincey you are a Star, Dendermonde, Belgium travel blog

Quincey you are a Star

A travel blog entry by catters

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Brilliant day of history and travel topped off with a dusk service and playing of the Last post at the Mennin Gate in Ypres. For a weekday, not in tourist season it was quiet amazing to see atleast 3000 people at the service which has been held everyday ...

Stalking Svitlana?, Brugge, Belgium travel blog

Stalking Svitlana?

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... explain how chocolate is made and even get to taste one.. yeehaa.. 1 chocolate.. =P I'm yet to decide if I'm a fan of Belgium chocolate though as I found that one to be too sweet for my liking, once again..   So after the Chocolate ...

Lifts, Le Roeulx, Belgium travel blog

Lifts

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... about how many John the Baptist sites we had seen !!!   After a walk around, we jumped in the car and headed towards Belgium. However, it wasn't long before the swine flu hit me. My bones were aching, so Lucy and I swapped seats, and I left her ...

More Fields, Diksmuide, Belgium travel blog

More Fields

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... eventually sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!! Day 1 GPS Link After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the ...

Mondayitis, Antwerp, Belgium travel blog

Mondayitis

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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It's Monday. Nothing is open on Monday. Not one museum or art gallery or garden. Had we known this we would have done more yesterday. The BOSS had picked up a brachure about a very interesting outdoor sculpture park on 11 hectares of botanic gardens and ...

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