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Belgium 2014: Fun in Brussels

Belgium 2014: Fun in Brussels

Sunday After our night in Antwerp we took the train back to Brussels and met up with our friends Andrew and Kristin (on their honeymoon) and Jeremy and Tracey (who recently moved to Amsterdam). The...

Taiwan the long way: where we stayed

Taiwan the long way: where we stayed

Hotel 73 - Taipei, Taiwan After getting turned around coming out of the Dongmen MRT metro (note: Taiwanese maps don't always have north at the top, and maps in different parts of the metro station...

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: 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...

Brussels

Brussels

On this trip to Brussels we spent more of our time simply hanging out and trying a few new bars rather than traipsing all over the city. Andrew and his handy iPhone app directed us to several new...

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

As luck would have it, our visit to Brussels coincided with one of the three weeks that the Royal Greenhouses are open in 2011. As soon as I found out I made it my one must-see site for this trip....

where we stayed in Belgium

Oud Huis de Peellaert Hotel - 90E/night, included buffet breakfast and wifi There are a lot of small nice-looking hotels in Bruges, but we choose de Peellaert because it was just a few blocks from...

in Brussels

Our first morning in Brussels was under a cold drizzle and we had one heck of a time finding a specific museum that was only supposed to be a few blocks from our hotel. The streets here made us...

Belgian beer!

Belgian beer!

So, I think it's obvious from the photos that we drank quite a lot of beer on this trip and very rarely did we come across something that we didn't like. Here's the entire list and where we tried...

trip planning for Brussels

This was the trip that never happened last fall thanks to a missed Delta flight. So, we added an extra two days during the rebooking process, thinking that we would take a train to Bruges for an...

make that Brussels in 2010

You may have noticed the lack of photos and updates from our trip to Brussels last weekend... and that's because we never made it. Our flight was delayed over two hours out of Raleigh (due to...

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