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Flower Carpet in Brussels!

Ok, ladies, gentlemen, lovers of flowers, art, or amazing food, chocolate and beer… (Not that this has anything to do with chocolate and beer, but if you’re going to Brussels, why not get some?) Men… make the wife happy… she gets to see beautiful flowers and you can buy her some chocolates. Women… tempt the […]

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Open Breweries Day in Belgium!

Reader Contribution (BB) One day out of the year in April, Belgian brewers host an “open house“.  For some of them, it is the only day of the year when they are open to visitors.  If you like good beer, schedule a visit around this day!  Here’s the link:  http://www.beerparadise.be/emc.asp?pageId=861 From the website:  “Visit one […]

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Lodging in Brugge

A website that I just came across in looking for places to stay in Bruges… number 7 looks amazing!http://www.nobel-country-gite.be Amazing places to stay near Bruges: http://www.bloemendale.be/english.htmlhttp://www.kasteeltenberghe.be/http://www.hotelwalburg.be/ Reader Recommendation… (JJ) This is a wonderful bed & breakfast. They only have one room, so you are definitely taken care of. You have one level of the house […]

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Dinant, Belgium

Under 2 hours from the Tri-border area Tucked neatly along the Meuse river in the Walloon region of Namur is the picturesque town of Dinant, Belgium, an easy 2 hour drive from the Tri-border area and a 25 minute drive from Florenne Air Base where the NATO AWACS often flies. From the 7th century, Dinant […]

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Bastogne March

My husband has done this twice now – both incredible, memorable experiences. There is a contact person for the base who is making arrangements for a group with busing down and back. Or, you can go on your own and pay then. It’s probably better/easier to sign up in advance with the folks on base […]

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Leuven, Belgium

Just 20 minutes west of Brussels, lies one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, the beautiful 10th century town of Leuven. Little known by tourists, you won’t encounter large crowds here, but instead throngs of locals and university students out enjoying the great food, local beer, long streets with quaint shops, and architecture that rivals anything […]

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Parade – Bruge, Belgium

Annually, on Ascension day, the city of Bruge puts together one of the most amazing parades that I’ve ever seen. Really. With a history dating back to 1303, the Procession of the Holy Blood is a beautiful event that most everyone can appreciate. From Adam and Eve to the crucifixion and the church afterwards, the […]

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Bouchard Chocolates – Ghent

I discovered these delicious chocolates in Paris when one was sitting next to my cappuccino… but, I just found out that they are in Ghent, a wonderful town for a day trip for sightseeing. And, if you’re there, why not stop and get some chocolates. http://www.bouchard.be/en/node/10http://www.bouchard.be

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Tongeren Shops – Meet Babs

‘t BegijntjeLocation: st-Ursulastraat 21, Tongeren 3700 BelgiumOpen: Sat 1300-1700 and Sun 0800-1400Tel: 0032-012-263707Email: robert.nelemans@pandora.be Web: http://www.belgiumantiques.com/begijntje/ The Shop: Walk through the Moerenpoort (old city gate along the wall where the antique market is), past Grand Sasso on your left, to where the road forks. Take the left fork. You’ll see a small placard that advertises […]

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Tongeren – shops and bakery

Here are a couple more places worth stopping at when you visit Tongeren although these are just the tip of the iceberg. Tongeren has fabulous shopping. The sad thing is that on Sundays during the antique market, the non-antique shops are mostly closed, so we can only peer in the windows of the beautiful clothing […]

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