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New Belgium Postage Stamps

“In 2013 Belgium will issue postage stamps that give light in the dark, have a smell and taste of chocolate and change their aspect depending on the temperature. Among these, traffic safety stamps that will be printed using glow-in-the-dark ink and will reflect light in the dark. In addition , a special stamp is being […]

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Happy New Year!!! 2009

With a flight to the states early the next morning, we decided to spend New Year’s as a family in Brussels. Think big international city on New Years. You expect a few fireworks at least… some music… and the Christmas market that they always advertise as running until after the New Year. The Grand Place […]

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Leuven, Belgium

Just 20 minutes west of Brussels, lies one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, the beautiful 10th century town of Leuven. Little known by tourists, you won’t encounter large crowds here, but instead throngs of locals and university students out enjoying the great food, local beer, long streets with quaint shops, and architecture that rivals anything […]

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Parade – Bruge, Belgium

Annually, on Ascension day, the city of Bruge puts together one of the most amazing parades that I’ve ever seen. Really. With a history dating back to 1303, the Procession of the Holy Blood is a beautiful event that most everyone can appreciate. From Adam and Eve to the crucifixion and the church afterwards, the […]

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Ghent, BE: Bouchard Chocolates

I discovered these delicious chocolates in Paris when one was sitting next to my cappuccino… but, I just found out that they are in Ghent, a wonderful town for a day trip for sightseeing. So, if you’re there, why not stop and get some chocolates at Bouchard? http://www.bouchard.be/en/since-1987 http://www.bouchard.be

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Tongeren Shops – Meet Babs

‘t Begijntje Location: st-Ursulastraat 21, Tongeren 3700 Belgium Open: Sat 1300-1700 and Sun 0800-1400 Tel: 0032-012-263707 Email: robert.nelemans@pandora.be Web: http://www.belgiumantiques.com/begijntje/ The Shop:Walk through the Moerenpoort (old city gate along the wall where the antique market is), past Grand Sasso on your left, to where the road forks. Take the left fork. You’ll see a small […]

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