If you like art, architecture, history or chocolate, and you’re entering or leaving Belgium via the border with the Netherlands, you can see the following highlights in Antwerp in one day. The city deserves more time than that, of course, but I had to make do with the 12 hours I had. [Read on]
We’re a spoilt lot in Singapore. Even though we have to pay ridiculous amounts of money for alcohol, the pubs and restaurants tap and stock a good variety of international beers. People in other countries are surprised to learn that we’ve tasted their craft beers before we’ve even set foot there.
No trip to Belgium would be complete without sampling one of the country’s famous brews, and for every beer that was available back home, there were several more that I’d yet to taste. Finding something unique during my stay in Brussels was easier than expected; a local’s recommendation led me to Brasserie Cantillon Brouwerij. [Read on]
The city of Ghent doesn’t disappoint when it comes to tasty, calorie-dense food. That is good news; even the best of us need fuel to last a 10-day festival like Gentse Feesten and the student party nights throughout the year. The usual Belgian waffles, fries, chocolate and beer are all available, but some of them have been given a wicked twist. These Ghent food tips constitute my favourites: [Read on]
The next two weeks could be the best time to visit the Belgian city of Ghent, home of the world’s most targeted work of art and many heated debates about its merits as a destination over Bruges. This Friday (18 July 2014) marks the start of the annual Gentse Feesten, and for ten days the city becomes one of the most fun places to be in Europe.
With dance performances, rock, jazz and world music gigs, flea markets, carnivals, street food stands, pop-up galleries, buskers, comedies and parties around the clock, there is no shortage of entertainment wherever you look. [Read on]