• Belgium,  Europe,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Brussels: the most beautiful city in Belgium – Road Trip in Belgium (5/5)

    I’ve been to Brussels at least twice – but each time I forget what she looks like. I think that documenting my stay on the blog – at last – will help me remember this city better. Note: this article is part of a series of blog posts about my road trip in Belgium. You can access the other parts here : 1st part, 2nd part, 3rd part, 4thpart Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary I don’t know why the other two times, my visit to Brussels didn’t really make an impression on me. Whereas this time, I feel like looking at it through…

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    Antwerp: the City of Diamonds & Printing Museum – Road trip in Belgium 4/5

    It is a mistake to think that diamonds in Antwerp are cheaper than elsewhere. If the centuries-old diamond district is the home of thousands of diamond merchants, cutters and polishers, buying a diamond in Antwerp means having more choice – but not necessarily paying less. Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Train Ghent – Antwerp After half a day visiting Ghent, we take the train back to Antwerp. If we chose to spend 2 nights in Antwerp, it’s because I couldn’t find an economical hotel in Ghent for 3. So we opt for an Airbnb (a private room with shared WC and bathroom) in…

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    A day in Ghent: Castle of the Counts & medieval churches – Road trip in Belgium 3/5

    On the way to Antwerp, we decide to spend half a day in Ghent. We don’t sleep there because I couldn’t find cheap hotels for the three of us (my girlfriend M., her 5 year old son and I travel together). This half-day really made us want to go back another time, under the sun if possible 🙂 Note: this post is part of a series of blog posts about our road trip in Belgium. I invite you to read the previous articles: 1st part, 2nd part here Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Train Bruges – Ghent Trains leave regularly from Bruges train…

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    One Day in Bruges / Brugge: canals, cobbled streets & medieval buildings – Road trip in Belgium 2/5

    After 3 days of rest and chit chat in Mons with my best friend M., we are getting ready to spend 4 days together, travelling around Belgium by train. There will be 3 of us: M., his 5 years old son and me. It’s the first time that we travel together somewhere else than Paris and the little boy is very excited to sleep for the first time in a hotel. Our first destination will be Bruges. Note : this article is part of the series of blog articles “Road Trip in Belgium”, to read the 1st part, click here Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1:…

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    One Day in Mons, city of the 3 UNESCO heritages: Road trip in Belgium 1/5

    I don’t know if you knew it but we came back to Europe because of the cancellation of our plane ticket to Vietnam. As the tickets to Asia are too expensive, we decided to come back to Europe and spend some time with family and friends. My best friend lives in Belgium, in Mons to be precise. And I take the opportunity to come and visit her, to visit Belgium with her, to visit Germany on my own. During these 3 weeks, JB will travel all over France to see his family again and participate in two events (which will themselves be cancelled because of the coronavirus…). That’s how I…