Although I’m not a blonde, I felt every bit like Goldilocks sampling Belgian cities like the porridge of the three bears. Brugge was too hot. Too much activity and too many people in the city center. I enjoyed my trip off the beaten path but I’m not sure I’d go back again. Brussels was too cold. As the capital of… [Keep reading...]
Let’s hear it for the humble waffle. The delicacy, found on pretty much any street corner in the main tourist areas of Brussels, Antwerp, and Brugge, became a staple of my daily diet during the ten days I spent in Belgium.
You know when I said that when you go to Belgium, you have to bring your “A” game when it comes to fashion? This is what I meant. “A” stands for Antwerp. Strolling down Wapperstraat after leaving Rubenhuis, the Peter Paul Rubens museum, I saw this guy stroll by and so admired his blazer that I whipped out my camera… [Keep reading...]
Yeah, my trip to Belgium didn’t start out that great but you know what? Things started looking up almost the minute I got to Antwerp. I’ll tell you right now: of the three cities I visited in Belgium, Antwerp was my favorite. I only regret that I didn’t stay longer than I did. I spent my first full morning in… [Keep reading...]
I still can’t believe I took the plunge. Not that I have anything against mayonnaise, mind you, but eating frites with a great big dollop of whipped oil and raw egg on the top didn’t exactly sound appetizing. However, I was in Antwerp and this is how they roll.
Get off the Metro in Antwerp at Groenplaats, walk past the statue of Rubens in the middle of the square, and make a left at Frituur Max. Now you’re on a narrow cobblestoned walkway and barkers from the Italian restaurants will try to entice you into a meal at their establishments. But you’re not hungry right now. Pay them no… [Keep reading...]