I suck at flirting. Seriously. I put the “single” in single occupancy. On the day I returned to Brussels from a few days in Antwerp and Brugge, the day was gray and cold and I’d grown weary of lugging my behemoth backpack around the country. Cranky and chilled to the bone, with feet aching from the walk from the Metro,… [Keep reading...]
If you’re into seafood, the one place you have to visit while you’re in Brussels is the famous Rue des Bouchers. Located off the Galeries Royales St. Hubert, Rue des Bouchers is home to one of the highest concentrations of restaurants in the city.
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.
Quite a few people would be thrilled to find themselves at the Galeries Royales Saint- Hubert. For history buffs, architecture aficionados, and chocolate lovers alike , the Galeries are a bit of paradise right in the center of Brussels. Me? I was just trying to get warm. I was in Brussels in early March, after all, and they provided a bit… [Keep reading...]
Last week, I took a step back from posting about my recent trip to Belgium for two reasons. One, a big imminent life change is ahead for me, one that requires a lot of time and attention. The second and more important reason was that I realized I wasn’t telling the whole story about Belgium.
When I arrived in Brussels I had no fixed plans. I had prepared myself to walk around and simply explore and find the city’s treasures on my own. However, there was one well-known attraction that didn’t interest me in the least. Call me stuffy or call me a prude but at no time did I have any intention of seeking… [Keep reading...]
They told me to expect it to be rainy and gray when I got into Brussels. So I was thrilled that, on my first day roaming about the Grand Place, the sky was a deep, clear blue and the sun was high and strong and brilliant, throwing the intricate wood- and masonry-work of the surrounding seventeenth-century guild buildings into stark… [Keep reading...]