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My Second Ever Skydive at Skydive Spa Belgium

My first tandem Skydive was in Byron Bay, Australia. It was such an adrenaline rush and I loved it so much that I was really keen to do another one somewhere in the world.   When I was invited by Visit Flanders to experience Belgium’s festival culture at Lokerse Feesten 2012, it seemed like the perfect […]

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A Taste of Ghent: Purple Noses, Mustard and a Kwak!

After Lokerse Feesten and a night spent in the Belgian city of Bruges, I spent two nights in Ghent staying at the Novotel Gent Centrum. I discovered that Ghent is not only a charming city, it’s also foodie heaven! Ghent was certainly very different to Bruges. Bruges is the most well preserved medieval town in […]

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Beautiful Bruges in Photos

Colourful buildings, medieval architecture, peaceful canals, Belgian beers and chocolate shops galore…must be in Bruges! As I walked along the quaint cobbled streets of Bruges, the clippety-clop of horses hooves drawing closer, I thought “How have I been to Belgium 3 times before and I’ve never been to Bruges?”  Prior to this trip I had […]

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Flanders is a Festival! Lokerse Feesten 2012

Did you know that Flanders is one of Europe’s ultimate festival destinations-with more than 280 festivals, 13,500km² of festival ground and the biggest bands? I had no idea… until I was invited to Belgium by Visit Flanders for Flanders is a Festival. You can follow the hashtag #fiaf12 on Twitter for the latest updates from all the bloggers. […]

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Beer, Fries and Too Much Mayo in Belgium

Don’t ever say ‘French Fries’ in Belgium. The Belgians are very defensive about their fries because they were invented in Belgium, so make sure you call them ‘Belgian Fries’. Either way, fries are a pretty big deal over there. BE WARNED- they put a lot of mayonnaise on the top. The first time I ordered Belgian […]

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Getting to Belgium from London: Plane, Train or Bus?

I’ve travelled to Belgium back and fourth a couple of times in the last month and each time I’ve done it differently depending on which is the cheapest option. The main ways to get to Belgium are by flying, taking the Eurostar or taking the bus. Before you travel, make sure you take a look […]

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Food in Belgium: 8 Belgian Foods to Tempt Your Taste Buds

If there’s one overall impression I took away from my recent trip to Belgium, it’s that they like their food, and lots of it. They may be a small country but they sure have big appetites. It’s not just the quantity that they’re interested in, they’re also passionate about the quality of the cooking, hence […]

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