25th Birthday in Ghent

It seemed we waited all winter for snow, even driving across the country to try and find it. Turns out, we just had to wait for February to roll around; it snowed last weekend and then a thick blanket of…

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3 Things to See in Ypres

As we’re on a mission to literally see all of Belgium before the borders reopen and we can safely travel abroad again, we’re spending most of our weekends venturing out of Brussels to see what else there is to do.…

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How to Register as an Expat in Belgium

It feels like Belgium might just have one of the most bureaucratic and tricky systems of welcoming foreigners. Before you begin reading this intentionally light-hearted take on an otherwise frustrating start to my expat life in Belgium, let me just…

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Bruges, Belgium’s Prettiest City

Nico just wrapped up his intense exam period at uni (a whopping seven exams in less than three weeks), so we had planned a little weekend getaway to Luxembourg. Partially to celebrate him finishing his first semester and partially because…

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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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