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…

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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…

Belgium: Top 5 Things To Do In Brussels

Having been to Bruges (numerous times) and Ghent in Belgium I expected more of the same from Brussels….how wrong was I? This is a city, which marches on at a quicker pace than the smaller towns I have previously visited. Brussels is the largest city and the capital of Belgium with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. The main language here is French and there are plenty of things to see, do and taste…yes taste! My Brussels Top 5…