Brussels Grand Place Highlights

Brussels is a European city with one of the most impressive central sqaures: Grand Place. This UNESCO World Heritage site is also known as the “Grote Markt” in Flemish; “The earliest written reference to the Nedermarckt (Lower Market), as it was originally known, dates from 1174. The present name came into use in the last quarter of the 18th century.” What most people stand in front of to take dozens of…

Read More

A Tourist’s Guide to Belgian chocolate

Belgian chocolate. Everyone around the world has heard of its reputation, but when visiting Belgium, how do you know what type of chocolate to buy for your friends and family back home? How can you tell the good from the “bad”, if there is such thing as “bad” Belgian chocolate? I didn’t want to even attempt ranking belgian chocolate from best to ‘less-good’ based on taste, but it is easy to categorize the…

Read More