2015 in Review

Tis the season to look back on the past year, the first full year of expat life and so much travel!  January was when I started working (and therefore we didn’t travel much.  We’d spent the last two weeks of 2014 in America, and rung in the new year on a transatlantic flight. And no, in…

Bruges at Easter

Bruges is a beautiful city. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so because on our day trip there on Easter, it was mobbed! We showed up on the train from Brussels (read about the rest of our Belgium trip here) to closed streets, helicopters overhead, and mobs of people crowding the streets. A…

Eating in Brussels: Beer, Chocolate and Frites

 I have friends with good taste and good blogs to thank for a lot of our adventures in Brussels.  Everyone recommended Delirium Tremens, the bar and the beer.  It is delicious, definitely my new favorite Belgian beer.  The bar?  Well, we did have an awfully fun night there, but I won’t get into that here. …

Easter in Brussels

When planning our trip, we went back and forth about whether to stay in Brussels or Bruges, and where to day trip to.  We ended up staying in Brussels with a day trip to Bruges, which worked out well, but I think instead of 3 full days in Brussels we should have added a day…

Weekend wandering: Brussels and Bruges

   Easter weekend in Belgium was lovely! I love the 4 day holiday weekend, when in the US I didn’t get any extra days off :). The weather cooperated for about half of it, and I enjoyed delicious Belgian beer, chocolate, frites and waffles in the outdoor cafes and squares.  We also took in a…