Blog posts from Belgium 2012
Belgium 2012: street art

Belgium 2012: street art

Below are a few of my favorite examples of street art / graffiti we saw on our recent Belgium trip. Bruges always look behind the street signs... harsh yo. that's where I left it... Antwerp    those...

Belgium 2012: sights in Ghent

Belgium 2012: sights in Ghent

On our last day in Belgium we visited Ghent which is about a 40 min train ride from Brussels. At the Ghent train station we purchased metro cards for the tram that would take us to the the center of...

Belgium 2012: food & drink in Ghent

Belgium 2012: food & drink in Ghent

Beer Waterhuis aan de Bierkant - It was a bit chilly during our visit, so while Eric was wandering around taking photos, the rest of us pulled up a chair next to the heater and sampled a few beers....

Belgium 2012: Brussels food & drink

Belgium 2012: Brussels food & drink

Cantillon The experience at Cantillon gets its own heading because it was so unique and so good. We finally made it here on our third trip to Brussels and boy was it worth it. For 5 Euros you get an...

Belgium 2012: Antwerp food & drink

Belgium 2012: Antwerp food & drink

Beer Once again we were within a mile of the top-rated beer place in the world and, once again, it was randomly closed for our entire stay in Antwerp. Thankfully, we found many other places to try...

Belgium 2012: sights of Antwerp

Belgium 2012: sights of Antwerp

Our daytrip to Antwerp in 2011 left us interested in the city, so we made it the middle city of this trip and spent two nights in town. The skyline of old town is dominated by Onze Lieve...

Belgium 2012: Bruges food & drink

Belgium 2012: Bruges food & drink

Beer De Garre - This small bar hidden in an alleyway is our traditional first stop in Bruges. The house tripel is amazing and only available here. Our whole group started there and then veered off...

Belgium 2012: driving in Southwest Belgium

Belgium 2012: driving in Southwest Belgium

On this trip we were determined to get to the St. Sixtus abbey (Sint-Sixtusabdij) in Westvletern, the home of some of the most-sought after beers in Belgium. While the monastery is (unsurprisingly)...

Belgium 2012: sights of Bruges

Belgium 2012: sights of Bruges

Our previous trips to Bruges were in Spring (March 2010 &  April 2011) so it was nice to see the city with Fall color this time. On Sunday morning we first headed south meandering along the old...

Belgium 2012: where we stayed

Belgium 2012: where we stayed

Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Bruges On our last two trips to Bruges we stayed at the Oud Huis de Peellaert, and while we enjoyed our stay both times, on this trip their sister property, Grand Hotel...

Belgium 2012: Overview

Belgium 2012: Overview

Belgium, again? Yes! Even after our previous trips in April 2011 and March 2010 (link 2) we recently returned to Belgium with our friends Meg and Drew, and this time included Drew's sister Tiffany...

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