The origin of French fries: Belgium

Did you know that French fries were born in Belgium? Yeah I know, not many people know that, but its true. But why, you may ask, do we call them French fries? “Frites” as they are called in French (pronounced “Fritz”), were first made in 1680 in the Meuse River region between the French cites of Dinant and Liège, in Belgium. The inhabitants of the region normally ate fried fish,…

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A Weekend Getaway in De Haan, Belgium

Today I’m guest posting, so head over to: Jolyse Barnett’s Margarita Moments & Other Escapes to read the full post. Here’s a sneak peak: While the weather isn’t known to be the best in Belgium, ok its not known to even be good, but when the sun decides to make an appearance most people head to the North Sea. The word, North, automatically makes you think – cold – and its true…

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Brussels hot spot: Tervuren Park

So the park isn’t exactly in Brussels. Its a little ways outside of Brussels, so if you’re on a tight travel schedule you could visit one of the other parks in Brussels instead like Bois de la Cambre. Tervuren Park is home or is the backyard to the giantic and beautiful African Museum, which is definately worth a visit. It has an impressive display of life-sized animals (stuffed) from Africa, hand tools, musical instruments and…

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Ladies and gents time to visit Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, is a flemish city, which spelled in the native language is Gent, but pronounced like gent not jents. Anyways, every summer in July Ghent has a huge festival, this year its between the 16-25 of July. The festival takes up most of the space in the city center. With booths lining the streets with food, drinks, cheesy hats, scarves and other little trinkets. Beware of the Belgian frits, waffles,…

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Brussels Tourism: Atomium

The Atomium is one of the “attractions” that I would recommend skipping if your on a tighter traveling schedule. Yes its nice and somewhat interesting, but I’d have to say its more impressive on the outside than inside. Its better to take a photo in front of the Atomium, admire its shininess and then go back to the city center. The Atomium is located 8kms north of Brussels Centrum (centrum being…

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