Belgium

Fort Eban Emael Belgium

WALKING THE TUNNELS OF FORT EBAN EMAEL

Morning, Philip here; while Michelle is cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I thought I’d tell you about a trip that we took a little while ago, one that has really stuck with me: We’ve been living in Belgium for nearly 3 years and during that time we’ve visited…

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Funky Maki

VEGGIE SUSHI AT MAKISU, BRUSSELS

If there is no fish in your sushi, is it still good sushi? After my trip to Makisu on Monday night, I’m going to say a definite yes.   I was a little worried that I wouldn’t enjoy sushi as much, now that I’m not eating any meat or fish,…

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Afternoon Tea

TAKING AFTERNOON TEA AT STONEMANOR

My little home away from home, the place I run to when I need a British fix. As if having a big shop dedicated to all things British, here in Brussels wasn’t enough, there is a traditional British Tea Room as well. The decor makes me feel like I’ve walked…

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Rocks Dinant River Meuse

WHERE TO GO ON AN INSTAGRAM MISSION IN BELGIUM

An Instagram Mission is pretty much as it sounds… heading out to try and take some great pictures that I can use on Instagram. Philip and I like to think that we’ve got this down to a fine art by now.  If you fancy going on your own Instagram Mission,…

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St Peter's Abbey Ghent

VIVIAN MAIER EXHIBITION AT ST PETER’S ABBEY, GHENT

**UPDATE** Vivian Maier’s incredible photographs will be on display at FOAM in Amsterdam until 28th January – find out more on their website. I try to pull away and explore different places in Belgium, but there is something about Ghent that keeps bringing me back.  Maybe it’s the beautiful old buildings…

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Alden Biesen Belgium

Croque ‘t Gasthuis At Alden Biesen

Why are there so many major tourist attractions with crap restaurants? I just don’t understand it… they have all these people checking out their castle/museum/ancient ruins and there is nowhere decent to get a cup of tea or something to eat. From a business point of view it just makes…

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Church and Citadel Dinant

A DAY IN DINANT

Everyone who comes to visit us in Brussels gets taken to Dinant, it is without a doubt my favourite daytrip destination in Belgium. There is more than enough there to keep you entertained for a whole day, regardless of the weather. Start at the Citadel. There are two reasons, firstly…

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River Meuse in Dinant

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER MEUSE

Dinant is one of my most favourite places in Belgium. I have been there approximately 3,217* times since I moved to Brussels two years ago. Walking along the River Meuse during my last trip, I saw sign after sign advertising  boat tours and I realised that I hadn’t actually been on…

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Doel Rat

DOEL; THE GHOST TOWN OF BELGIUM

Walking around Doel is rather eerie.  Most of the inhabitants abandoned the town when the Flemish government announced that they would be demolishing the whole place in order to expand the port. I’ve never been somewhere with hardly any people, where almost every house has smashed windows and is covered…

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Tank Bastogne Museum

GOING NUTS IN BASTOGNE

The plan for last Sunday was thus… head to Bastogne and have a drive around to see what we could see, then pop back into Brussels and stuff our faces at the Food Truck Festival. So after a lazy morning, we jumped in the car, drove through the Ardennes to the very…

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Laeken Greenhouse

TURNING 34 AT THE ROYAL PALACE

I turned 34 yesterday, which was very exciting!  If you follow me on instagram you’ll know that Phil got the day off to a good start by bring me breakfast in bed. Two perfect three-minute eggs with a big cup of coffee.  Then I got my present…   My first…

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Traditional Picada

TASTING WINES FROM ARGENTINA

You know those people who can shove their nose into a wine glass and actually smell stuff, other than, ‘wine’. The person who knows which wine to drink with a particular meal and knows about the different vintages. I am not one of those people. I’m the kind of person…

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Ardennes American Cemetery

ARDENNES AMERICAN CEMETERY

Let’s pretend that Spring hasn’t started, let’s imagine that it is still Autumn, that way we can appreciate the beautiful colours of these leaves without knowing that I should have posted these pictures ages ago! Phil is very interested in War. He is what you would call a ‘war buff’…

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