Tag Archives: Belgium

Foire du Livre

I was amused to see that this year’s Foire du Livre de Bruxelles is being promoted by the city’s unofficial mascot. The Manneken Pis, a diminutive 17th century bronze statue, is dressed in a new print covered outfit and is … Continue reading

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Globoscope is an immersive traveling installation of sound actuated luminous spheres. Created by the Grenoble-based “artistic laboratory” of Collectif Coin, the peripatetic show originally launched in Lyon last year, moved to the Licht festival in Ghent, Belgium, and most recently … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking

The UK-based hotel booking site Hotels4U produced this amusing infographic that purports to identify the most popular dishes from 28 European countries. What do you think about the choice for your nation? Stroopwafel over pannenkoeken for the Netherlands, really?  

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Now Bruges Has It All

Bruges, Belgium is, with good reason, one of Europe’s most popular cities with travelers. Stunning architecture, romantic canals, beautiful churches, terrific art, and mind-blowingly fabulous chocolate—Bruges has it all. It even has the world’s only frites museum. Now Bruges has … Continue reading

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Friet, Frite or Fries It’s Friday

With its breathtaking Gothic city center, stunning Begijnhof, awe-inspiring medieval churches, wonderful museums and magnificent Belgian beer, Bruges has more than enough tourist magnetism to draw massive crowds. But to top it all off there’s the Friet Museum (Musée de … Continue reading

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It Takes A Train (station)

Much to the annoyance of my traveling companions, I love a good train station. Long lay-overs in train trips are just another opportunity to hang-out and explore a great station. Apparently, photographer Yannick Wegner feels the same way. His artful … Continue reading

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Fun With Maps

The Belgium-based international crew at Khuan+Ktron are gaining renown for their whimsical, colorful and eccentric work. They’ve built a solid reputation with off-beat typographics, books, posters, infographics, brochures, ad work and lots of magazine covers. This set of marvelous maps is … Continue reading

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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a fairytale castle or a troll’s lair? How about in the hold of an ancient boat, or in a giant wodden horse? If you have, the quirky little La Balade Des … Continue reading

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Sleeping Around

These days, we see all kinds of pop-ups appearing in cities and towns around the world. There have been pop-up restaurants, bars, stores, museums and kiosks. But Antwerp, Belgium‘s Sleeping Around may be the first moveable, pop-up hotel. Using six recycled, … Continue reading

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No Pine Scent Whatsoever

For decades, the Flemish city of Hasselt, Belgium has erected a lovely, traditional Christmas tree in the city’s Grotemarkt main square. But this holiday season has brought a charmingly novel approach to the tradition. Working with local residents, the Belgian … Continue reading

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