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…

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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…

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…

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…

2015 Travel Round Up

As part-time travellers we only have a set number of holiday days (Vicky) and set times to take them (Mr ESLT) and in 2014 we decided to use all my leave to visit Australia for just over a month. It was a real struggle not having any other time away…

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…

Europe: Top 5 Romantic Cities in Europe

‘Love is in the air, everywhere I look around…..’. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching it has got me thinking about my Top 5 Most Romantic Cities in Europe………………..

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…

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…