Belgium Travel Guides for Backpackers

Luxembourg – a must-see destination in Europe

If you are planning a Europe tour, then I will recommend Luxembourg (the country and city), for your must-see list of destinations. To say the least, Luxembourg is like an unexplored but brilliant gem, hidden amongst its more famous neighbours: Belgium, France, and Germany. During my many years of work […]
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Brussels – the land of chocolates, waffles and beer

So you’re planning to travel to Belgium? This might be for a variety of reasons namely to try its famous beer, waffles, chocolate and fries (or frites as they are known here). I must start by saying there is much more to this country than these things. However, albeit that, […]
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Why Luxembourg should be on everyone's travel list

So that’s it – you decided that you want to travel to Europe and you are looking at destinations. There is Germany, France, Belgium and – right there in the middle of them – a tiny little sport called Luxembourg. 2586 km2. 82 x 57 km. Only Grand-Duchy in the […]
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Grund District – The Beautiful Lower Town of Luxembourg

On my recent trip to Europe, my family and I had planned to visit 5 countries, of which Luxembourg wasn’t in the picture at all. But its neighbors, Belgium and France were. So my Father decided that we should visit this country too, because it was just a 2 hour […]
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8 Restaurants you must try in Lille – France

Lille is a really nice city in the north of France, close to Belgium. That’s why it has the best beers in town! I lived there during my year abroad and I loved it. So I want to share with you some of the food places I really liked and […]
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Beginners guide to travelling in Europe: Brussels

As a child born and brought up in a middle-class family in India, all my knowledge about Europe was mainly from Football, movies, and social media platforms and I used to love seeing photos of the different cities in Europe and reading about what to see and do in different […]
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Brussels, Belgium : A story of waffles and fossils

This story consists of two equally important and exciting things: waffles and dinosaurs. Chocolate, waffles, and pubs The thing about Brussels that you cannot see on the pictures is that the whole city smells like waffles. On every street, there’s a waffle stand or a chocolate shop (often there is […]
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What To Do in Lille

Student Life in Lille As a student who did study abroad in Lille, France for a semester, I highly recommend students to give this small, magical city a try. It is a city found a few hours away from the capital and very close to the border with Belgium. This […]
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February in Copenhagen: Fastelavn, Frost and Fun

A time with lights, sweets and black cats It’s a frosty night in February, and Copenhagen’s avenues are resting in silence. The snowflakes shimmered by the glow of the antique street lamps, silently fall down on the pointing rooftops of the 18’th century, narrowed buildings. The sky is black, but […]
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Top 10 Things to Experience in Bruges, Belgium

My husband and I both love to travel so it was a natural decision to celebrate our “paper” anniversary with plane tickets. We spent seven days exploring Northern Europe, spending each day in a new location. During the planning stages of our trip, we focused mostly on famous tourist locations. […]
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Three Days in Bologna, Italy

Recently my fiancè and I had an exchange student from Belgium come and visit us in Italy for three days. The exchange student had been staying with my family in Australia whilst I have been in Italy and just recently returned home. So, we decided to take advantage of an […]
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Great Places to See in Brussels

Brussels is one of my favorite places in the world. I just love to return there even if I have been there already more than 20 times. The city just feels so busy but at the same time so peaceful and calm. I guess I like that these two feelings can […]
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Eurotrip- A Graduation Trip Guide

For a Stress-Free trip Even though some are beginning to do trips around Asia or America, Eurotrips are the most traditional to do as a graduation trip They consist of going around Europe for about a month, for 3 or 4 days in each location, and getting to know what […]
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Have you seen the Blue Forest in Belgium?

First Experience in Hallerbos I have lived in Belgium for more than 2 years and this Spring was the first time I have heard about the Blue Forest. When I heard about a forest full of flowers I really wasn't too impressed. I didn't understand why would anyone go see […]
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Bruges: Canals and Cobblestones

If you’re here, you’re one or more of these: You’re into Hollywood and watched “In Bruges” a couple of times and fell in love with the city. A fan of Indian movies – Bruges has become one of your dream destinations, just after the first few minutes of Amir Khan’s […]
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Brisbane: A City To Love

“They’re all uptight and drive too fast.” I chuckle inwardly. It’s Saturday night in Fortitude Valley, where Brisbane goes to let its hair down. I am waiting for a gig to start and eavesdropping on the hipsters crowded around the next barrel, comparing Sydney unfavourably to Brisbane. “Everyone’s so miserable […]
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Autumn in Leuven

When you plan a trip to or through Belgium chances are that you are going to visit Brussels (home of the European parliament), Bruges (famous of the film “In Bruges”) and Antwerp (the Diamond city), but I invite you to hop on a train in the direction of Leuven and […]
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Brussels, capital of European Union

    Brussels is the capital of European Union, and the capital of Belgium. Brussels is home to the European Parliament and the European Commission, which brings professionals from all over the world. One of the main characteristics of Brussels is the multiculturalism, according to the official website of the […]
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LUXEMBOURG WITH KIDS. MANUAL. DAY 1

Well… Luxembourg. When I told my friends I’m moving to Luxembourg the most common reaction was “Is it somewhere in Belgium?” Well, the answer is no. Luxembourg is a separate country although it is rather small and borders with Belgium 🙂 I moved in last November, I’m not a tourist […]
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Bruges – medieval beauty for sweet tooths

Why we decided to go to Bruges? Have you ever seen a movie “In Bruges” with Colin Farrell? Or perhaps remember the scene at the end of it where Farrell’s character starts a not so positive monologue about Bruges? To be entirely precise I quote “…maybe that's what hell is: […]
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Barcelona: The city of my dreams

Barcelona: the city of my dreams. There are some events in our lives that change one forever, those moments that you treasure in your mind. Well, mine was one year ago. Since I started university, I dreamt about studying abroad in Europe. Specifically, I wanted to study in Paris, but […]
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How to visit Paris like a Parisian (without breaking the bank)

Paris, “la plus belle ville du monde” the most beautiful city in the world. We all love Paris, we all dream about the Eiffel Tour and Montmartre. The city of lights seems like delightful in our minds. But it is so sophisticated, so elegant, so glamorous, that it may seem like you will […]
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Rimini – destination for perfect vacation

Rimini – destination for perfect vacation I love visiting seasides, and I love Italy, so it's not surprising that Rimini has left a great impression on me. Piazza Tre Martiri 15 kilometre sandy beaches are it's trademark, and one of the reasons that makes Rimini very […]
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[27/4] 1. Maastricht Binnenstad, Guided by a Local

20160905 Monday Last Saturday I went to a fitness aerobics activity held by the Taipei Government. Before stepping out of the door, I picked the pair of sneakers that I was going to wear for the day. As I dropped my sneakers to the floor, sand fell out from the sneakers. Then I […]
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Maastricht: the perfect mélange

The in-between When you think of The Netherlands (which is not Holland, but we´ll talk about that later) you might probably think of hectic Amsterdam at first, then maybe some tulips, cheese and wooden shoes. And although you’re not really mistaken, there is a whole lot more to see in […]
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Different Antwerp – Belgium’s gem

Antwerp is astonishing. When people talk about Belgium, they either choose Brussels as the main city to explore and Ghent or Brugges to breathe the cultural air of a small town. Antwerp has them both. It’s big and it’s small. It has an artistic vibe to it, in a Parisian […]
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Bruges – Rolling Stones will be jealous!

Bruges is a little romantic city, that will capture your heart! It's a perfect place to escape the reality and spend one day in a fairy tale. Follow the cobblestone streets and they will lead you to the different historical treasures of Bruges. The friendly atmosphere, fascinating architecture, cute bridges […]
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Liège : A Little overview

The city that made my heart beat is Liège. She is located in southeast of Belgium, this little absurd land. According to the size of the country, we consider Liège and her two thousands hundred inhabitants as a big city. But regarding the world, of course, things are different. Being […]
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Mexico: The Fusion of Two Ages

COLONIAL PERIOD ARCHITECTURE Mexico City has always been a landmark when talking about rich places in history and culture. In the very center of it, the majesty and baroque style of the Metropolitan Cathedral stands firmly opening its doors to the Christian community. Along with it, the rest of the […]
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Ghent: Europe

Ghent: Europe's hidden gem Travellers visiting Europe often spend a weekend in Belgium, limiting themselves to the cities of Brussels and Bruges. While those cities are definitely worth a visit, they are missing out on the true gem of Belgium: Ghent. Growing up there myself, I would like to say […]
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Colorado, USA: Rocky Mountain High

 Colorado, USA: Rocky Mountain High Let’s face it my fellow Coloradoans. We have become the “cannabis state”. The perpetual response of “Aye, Colorado! Where you can smoke that kind bud, right?” has seemed to overshadow the beauty that our colorful state has to offer. Don’t get me wrong the easy-going, […]
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Where it begins, Dunkerque

  Well yea, I'm from Dunkerque (“Dunkirk”, in English), often abbreviated DK as well. [single_map_place] Dunkerque [/single_map_place] I've actually been growing up in Téteghem, part of “le Dunkerquois”, made of several towns around the city centre, and having about 200,000 inhabitants. What's Dunkerque ? DK's a town in the North of […]
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