Surprises Around Every Corner in Bruges, Belgium

rooftop view, De Halve Maan Brewery, Belgium

Have you ever visited a place that completely turned your preconceived notions of it on their ear? My husband and I experienced this repeatedly during a visit to Bruges. We expected canals, old buildings, church spires and waffles. While Bruges offers all that, there’s another side to this European city that you have to see … Read more Surprises Around Every Corner in Bruges, Belgium

The Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium

heilig bloedprocessie Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is one of the prettiest, most romantic cities in Europe. But it’s also home to one of the more unusual celebrations we’ve ever experienced in our travels – Heilig Bloedprocessie, or the Procession of the Holy Blood. History The procession centers around a capsule that allegedly holds drops of Christ’s blood. There are a few … Read more The Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium

Two Days in Brussels – An Easy-to-Follow Jam-Packed Guide

Grand-Place town hall, Brussels. Belgium

You may think that two days in Brussels won’t be enough time to fully explore this major European city. But surprisingly, despite its size, many of the highlights in Brussels can be seen in two (busy) days. You just need to plan a bit in advance and know where and how you want to spend … Read more Two Days in Brussels – An Easy-to-Follow Jam-Packed Guide