Reflecting on my 2020 Travels

Well, 2020 was damn weird. We started out the year so optimistically, fresh off a most lovely Christmas holiday in California with my parents. It quickly wound up being the strangest year yet. COVID-19 had a major impact on our…

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The Ultimate Wallonia Roadtrip

While COVID-19 saw us have a very lowkey Christmas, spent at home in our new apartment in our pjs with gingerbread and Christmas movies, we decided to get away for a few days just before the end of the year.…

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5 Castles to See in Wallonia

Wallonia encompasses the southern region of Belgium and is home to the bulk of the population of French-speaking Belgians. It’s well-known for being home to idyllic castles and towns, each providing a bit of magic and bringing what seems like…

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Is it Worth Visiting Villers Abbey?

On our four-day roadtrip around the Wallonia region through southern Belgium, in an effort to see as many fairytale castles and quaint towns as possible, we stopped in at Villers Abbey to visit the ruins from when it was abandoned in 1796.…

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A Winter’s Day in Antwerp

We absolutely adored Antwerp. Even though all Christmassy-related things were cancelled and the city was very quiet as we strolled through on a peaceful Sunday, we fell in love with the calmness, the exquisite architecture everywhere, the general sense of…

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5 Spots to Visit in Liège

Winter has well and truly arrived in Belgium! Crisp air and clouds forming around your mouth when you speak – it’s the most delightful and frosty time of year. I spent the day in Liège – a great choice for a…

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Exploring the Citadel of Namur

As much as possible these days we’re trying to take advantage of the good weather in Belgium when it happens and escaping Brussels on day trips to explore some of the surrounding towns and cities. We are in a COVID-19…

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Autumn Colours in Park van Tervuren

I wrote in my last post how it seems to rain all the time in Belgium and much to my very pleasant surprise, there’s been nothing but sunshine so far this November. I started my new job on Monday and watched the…

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