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 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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A Walking Guide to Leuven

Typically, it rains in Belgium. In fact, statistically speaking, it rains more than half a year with approximately 200 days of rain annually. Scientifically, it’s the warm air, brought on the jet streams from the Pacific, that increases the air’s…

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7 Things to See in Mechelen

We arrived in Brussels nearly seven weeks ago – I can’t believe how fast time has gone – and have spent the entirety of that time getting settled, sorting out logistics, moving into our new apartment, finding work and just…

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So, I’m Moving to Belgium

It’s been twenty months since I left Canada, the country I’d called home for twelve years. I flew from Vancouver on a one-way ticket to Sydney, Australia on January 6, 2019. At the time, I was loosely considering three months of…

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100 Things I Love About New Zealand

Back in February 2019, I booked a six-week trip to New Zealand from where I was at the time in Brisbane, Australia. The return date was originally set for March 30th so I could continue traveling in Australia. Those original…

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