Belgium: Delicious Delights To Devour In Ghent  

When travelling, for me the food I eat is just as important as the architecture I see, the attractions I visit and the people I meet. I always, when possible try to eat local or at least try some of the local delicious delights on offer. Unfortunately for me, I am quite a fussy eater, which often makes my task quite difficult. However, I am getting better at trying new things whilst travelling. On a recent visit to the beautiful Medieval city of Ghent, which is in the Flemish Region of Belgium and the capital of East Flanders I honestly didn’t try anything I didn’t like,…

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Belgium: Top Things to Do When Visiting the Fairytale City of Ghent

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of Ghent located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It’s the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province and the perfect option when deciding where to take your next European city break. When people think about visiting Belgium most consider Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges and having visited them all, I have to be honest – Ghent, is a hidden gem and has that something extra special. It has everything to keep you occupied for at least a long weekend, yet without the hustle and bustle of the larger, more popular cities. 

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Belgium: Top Things To Do in Ghent in 28 Hours

Getting from Hull (our nearest city) over to Belgium is easy and cheap as chips. Between the months of October and March P&O offer their return crossings on a buy one, get one free basis which equates to less than £40 each. We have therefore taken full advantage of the offer on a number of occasions. The cost of the ferry crossing also includes return bus tickets from Zeebrugge to Bruges meaning we have been to Bruges at least 4 times (possibly 5, my memory isn’t that great). So last time we made the trip we decided to try another…

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Belgium: Bruges A City for All Seasons

What’s not to love about Belgium? It has beautiful countryside, beer and food (oh yes, the food). Maybe that’s one of the reasons I have visited half a dozen times. Four of those times we have visited the lovely fairy tale medieval city of Bruges which sits in the province of West Flanders in the northwest of Belgium. Mr ESLT and I have wandered the picturesque streets both in summer and winter months and found a number of interesting and fun things to do  and see at both times of the year. There are excellent hotels, guest houses and B&Bs…

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Belgium: Brussels Christmas Market….Winter Wonders

Yes, it may only be October but I personally do not think that it’s too early to start talking about my favourite holiday of the year – Christmas! Christmas for Mr ESLT and I has always been spend at home with family and friends. It’s the few days of the year that you won’t find me gallivanting or even wanting to. In fact my never satisfied wanderlust is replaced with contentment and festive ‘cheer’ happily preparing the bird and singing along at the top of my voice to Buble’s Christmas album.

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Belgium: Atomium in Brussels

The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium was designed by engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak for the 1958 Expo 58 which I imagine was a very forward thinking piece of architecture for the 50s. Even now I think it looks ahead of its time and ‘space age’ nearly 60 years on. According to trusty old wikipedia ‘it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad shares are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times’ – I’ll take it’s word for it. Regardless it is an awesome structure…

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