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We met our guide Didier at the Belgian Comic Strip Museum on a cold, wet and dreary day, the kind of weather that defines March in this part of Europe. Heavy-set, with straggly shoulder-length hair, a ruddy complexion, and a penchant for Brussels’ native beer, gueuze, Didier looked like a cross between Jack Black and more »

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sunday afternoon kids
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On our recent trip to Belgium, it became clear that people know how to live well there. The food is fantastic  – one of my favorite cookbooks is called Everbody Eats Well in Belgium, and it’s true – and their beer is divine. Need I mention the waffles? And chocolate? So it should come as no more »

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ghent2 boat
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When you visit Brussels, you feel like you are in a bustling world capital, where English is fast becoming the most common language, especially while the french- and dutch-speaking Belgians can’t agree on anything. People might suggest you visit Bruges, the charming UNESCO World Heritage site in northern Belgium. While it is lovely, it does more »

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dumon 3
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I am not a chocolate snob. Paige and I enjoyed chocolate in every form possible pretty much all day long during our March research trip to Belgium. We would start in the morning in our chain hotel, where the breakfast buffet included both chocolate sprinkles and chocolate paste to spread on our toast. A mid-afternoon more »

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