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Beyond Brussels and Bruges – 6 Cities You Should Visit in Belgium

by Alison Cornford-Matheson / Jan 20, 2012 / 2 comments

Belgium has a reputation for being one of Europe’s more boring countries and is often skipped over on European itineraries. Those who do make it stay put in the Brussels Capital Region or hop a bus-tour to Bruges. While I love both of these cities, there is so much more to Belgium.  

Brussels, Belgium for Foodies

by Alison Cornford-Matheson / Oct 25, 2011 / 0 comments

When you think of great foodie capitals of the world, what cities come to mind? I bet Brussels isn’t on your list, unless of course you live here. In fact, most Top Ten food destination lists overlook the Belgian capital but in my mind, it should be number one.


Belgium - Good Things Come in Small Packages

by Alison Cornford-Matheson / Mar 11, 2011 / 0 comments

Grand Place, Brussels, BelgiumWhen travellers think about touring Europe, Belgium isn’t normally the first destination that springs to mind. Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Barcelona and London all tend to top the ‘great European cities’ lists, with nary a mention of Brussels.
However, this little country and its capital city have much to offer visitors. Belgians aren’t big on self promotion, so you may have to work a bit harder to find the good stuff. Trust me, it’s worth the effort.

Expat Living - A great way to travel

by Alison Cornford-Matheson / Jan 07, 2011 / 0 comments