Photogallery: Belgium – The Land of Chocolate, Beer, and the Heart of Europe
Belgium – The Land of Chocolate, Beer, and the Heart of Europe
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Belgium is the unwritten heart of Europe. Well, the most important of EU's institutions reside there. Apart from great pleasures, the famous chocolate, beer, there are amazing places and culture. This is why you must visit it. Please enjoy this small degustation – Brusel, Brugge, Antwerp, Arlon and Ghent.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Simona Svanová, Beata Firicová
Did you ever hear about Luxembourg in Belgium? Today we will take you to this province in Belgium, which is located in the south of the Walloon Region. It was originally part of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, but by signing the London Agreement of 1839 it was annexed to the aforementioned Belgium.
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Last week we introduced you the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in general. Today we visit the capital of Luxembourg taking a look at its history, sights and some interesting facts.
This time around we visit a small country in western Europe – Luxembourg. Today, we make an introduction to this wealthy country. In some of the following parts, we visit its beautiful places.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
When one says Brussels everybody think of somethign different. Many think of the seat of the European Parliament first. However, this is not everything you can find there. Brussels is Belgian capital and also the largest metropolitan area in the country. By Brussels we mean entire territory with over milion people even though the city itself has just over 140 thousand residents. Can you tell the difference?
Among Beligum's gems are Brugge, a town in the northwest of the country. It is the most importing urban center of west Flanders. It has been rightfully called Venice of the north. Do you ask why? Well...
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Ghent is the most beautiful of all Belgian cities. It is situated in east Flanders, i.e. the north of the country. The atmosphere takes you back centuries into the past. The city's outskirts are not anything interesting. One could say it looks like any other city. Actually, it is quite the contrary.
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You have to take at least several days to see the capital of Belgium. In the last part, we have visited several of the most popular sights. Today, we head to the most popular sight in the city – enormous Atomium.
Belgium – a small country in western Europe. It is located on the shores of the North Sea. The country is famous for its delicious chocolate, diamonds, beautiful historic buildings, romantic ancient cities with zigzag streets full of life, picturesque villages with beautiful nooks, or remarkable water canals in the cities. Those are like a balsam to visitors’ ears.
Today, on our travels abroad, we head to the port city of Antwerp, the second largest city in Belgium and also the second largest port in Europe. We will look closely at the history of the city where world-famous painter Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked and which became the center of world diamond industry and admirable architecture.
I stand on a road leading to a freeway, I hold proudly a board saying Brussels in two languages and I smell the chocolate coming from a factory next to which I stand. I feel like a Charlie. My stomach tells me that it would like to eat . A chocolate is so far away from me as for the little boy from the book.
On the way “home” we pick up Zuzka. Friend of Ana that just had arrived from France. On the following day, the sun woke us up around 10 o’clock. Because there is not enough sun in our land, we enjoy it during the whole on a blanket about 200 meters from a place where we live. The best way how to learn about a foreign country. I highly recommend it!
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Come with us to Ghent for a while. It is the largest Flemish city with more than 250 thousand peo...
Brussels is the capital of Belgium as well as the main multicultural metropolis in the European U...
Lets go with us to beautiful Belgian town of Brugge via our photogallery. In 2000, its historica...
The second largest city in Belgium is Antwerp. It is located on the right bank of the Schelde riv...