Tag: Belgium

A Diamond in the Rough

After we left Ypres, we headed to the city of Antwerp in Belgium for 2 nights. Although the city is mainly known for its diamond trade, there is a lot more to it than that. Antwerp is a vastly underrated city that you should definitely visit on a trip to […]

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Ypres: 100 Years After the War

We covered a lot of ground during our road trip through Belgium. The first thing I want to say is that after years of fairly frequent traveling, I may have finally learned how to pack.  This is the bag I took with me for a 6-night trip. I put my […]

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Brussels: The Word That Lies Like a Rug

Late-night television talk show host David Letterman once famously described “carpet” as the word that lies like a rug, because it is neither a car nor a pet. I can’t remember what I had for lunch today, but I can remember that joke from years ago and I think of […]

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Aachen

The first German building placed on the UNESCO World Heritage site was the Aachen Cathedral in, of course, the city of Aachen. Aachen is about a 2.5 hour drive from us, so rather than get up at the crack of dawn for a day trip that would involve a 5-hour […]

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Bastogne, Belgium

Columbus Day weekend was a 4-day weekend for me and we spent it exploring Bastogne, Belgium and the surrounding area. This was the first photo I took on the trip and I had to include it because I’d never seen anything like this before, but maybe I’m living a sheltered […]

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