How to Spend a Weekend in Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is perfect for a relaxing weekend trip exploring its cobbled streets and canals and enjoying its food and drink.
What to Know About Travelling by Eurostar
As I arrived back into London St. Pancras from my weekend in Bruges, feet up the footrest, drinking a glass of wine, and checking my emails on my internet connected and charging phone, one thought came into my head: Travelling by Eurostar is so much better than flying! My recent trip to Bruges marked my fifth time travelling by Eurostar. I travelled by Eurostar three times to Paris, and once to go to Ghent via Brussels. The service is expected to gain even more traffic now after recently launching a direct service to Amsterdam. But while the cross-channel train journey is almost becoming commonplace for me, the trip to Bruges was…
5 Things to do in Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium is located in the Flemish region and is a great place for a weekend break. Also known as Gent, it has achieved a rare balance between historic medieval town and a hipster/student friendly hangout, brimming with well-preserved castles and cathedrals neighbouring trendy bars and modern art. My experience of Ghent, Belgium may not be the most typical (I was on a hen do) but I made time to see the sights. Here’s a few things that will keep you entertained when visiting this town: Explore the Bars Ghent has its share of small, quirky bars. The bars range from one serving every type of gin imaginable out of…
Food and Drink to Try in Belgium
Belgium’s culinary treats are a few of the highlights of visiting the country. Some food and drink you automatically associate with Belgium such as beer, waffles, and chocolate. But some of their local dishes may be a new experience for visitors. Most Belgian food is comforting, including hearty bowls of cooked stews. I’ve heard amazing things about the local soups as well, although it was much too warm to enjoy these during my recent trips. Whatever your tastes, here are five food and drink to try in Belgium: Belgian Chocolate There’s a reason Belgian chocolate has such a reputation. This country’s version is synonymous with luxury, masterfully crafted in every…