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Something I’ve learned through travelling is that you cannot appreciate a place until you know something of its history, the particular tragedies and triumphs that have made a people, their cities, their landscapes. One interesting tale of Hainaut Province is how its mining industry formed Vincent van Gogh as a painter. The city of Mons, more »

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chimay 3
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One of the first things my husband did after finding out we were moving to Belgium was to go a fancy beer store and bring home my first taste of the intense and exotic Chimay Blue. How fitting, then, that one of our first family outings after landing here was to visit Espace Chimay. This more »

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cafe lieg collage
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I will forever associate the taste of coffee, ice cream, and whipped cream with one of life’s small perfect moments—sipping a café liegeois at an outdoor café overlooking Liège’s Place du Marché, the November sun shining on my face, my legs satisfyingly tired after a long day of walking and eating. I had always kind more »

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