I’m one of those people that hears so much about something, and how awesome that something is, then when I finally get to it, my reaction is “Eh” at best. This holds true for everything from movies to travel destinations. So, when Alisha and I rolled into Belgium, we fell in love.
Belgium falls very much “under the radar” for European counties. Think about it: The main locations that come to mind are London, Paris, Italy, Ireland and Amsterdam. Places like tiny Luxembourg to the Euro’s capital of Belgium are quickly dropped from itinerary — if ever brought up — by most travelers to Europe.
While in the Netherlands, Alisha and I bought train tickets and headed to Brussels and Brugges. We had a fantastic time, as the people were super-nice and the food was great and the chocolates were out-of-this-world.
I’m oftentimes asked about places to go all over the world. I usually ask “What for?” because a honeymoon and a vacation are two different things. Either way, Belgium is towards the top of any list.
March 2006. (0289)