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Enter a magic forest with bluebells at Hallerbos

Every year when Spring is in town, the beautiful bluebells make their appearance at the Hallerbos in Halle, Belgium. And just like that, an entire forest is turned into a magic purple blue kingdom. As far and wide as you can see, the flower is brightening the already lush green forest. It's a feast to… Continue reading Enter a magic forest with bluebells at Hallerbos

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Why you should definitely take out a day to visit Ghent

The last post - for now - on my own country, Belgium, will feature another one of my favorite cities; Ghent.  The city  of Ghent started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie and in the late Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Just… Continue reading Why you should definitely take out a day to visit Ghent

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Going back to the Middle Ages in Bruges

One of course can’t visit Belgium without stopping in the beautiful city of Bruges. It’s also my favorite city in Belgium as it’s just so gorgeous. Bruges is situated in West-Flanders, which is -shockingly- in the west of Belgium. The entire historic city center is on the UNESCO world heritage list because of its medieval architecture. Because… Continue reading Going back to the Middle Ages in Bruges

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Easy hiking in Heuvelland, Belgium

Why always go far when there is plenty of beauty closeby? That’s why whenever the weather is nice, I’d like to discover more of my own region. A couple of weeks ago, we had such a beautiful Sunday, so my parents and I headed for Heuvelland (meaning Hill Country in Dutch), a municipality in West-Flanders, Belgium. This region… Continue reading Easy hiking in Heuvelland, Belgium