Central Europe

Exploring the Fairy Tale European Town of Ghent, Belgium

Center of Ghent

Gent in Dutch, Gand in French. I will use the English spelling, Ghent, in this article. The name comes from a word meaning “confluence” and is the merging of the Scheldt and Leie rivers. In the middle ages it was the second largest and powerful city in Europe (behind Paris), and currently it is the second largest city in Belgium …

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, the seat of the European Union. A very diverse city. Frankly, no easy way to describe it. First of all, there is a difference between the region of Brussels and the City of Brussels. Just as Los Angeles is usually confused between the city and the county, so too is Brussels confused. The City of Brussels by itself is …

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A Guide to Belgian Chocolate

Belgium Chocolate Shop

Many countries have their signature food. Japan has sushi. Thailand has Pad Thai. Iceland has hotdogs (believe it or not). And Belgium has waffles, beer, frites (fries) and CHOCOLATE! Without question, the Belgian chocolate is the best in the world. Usually I like to write a blog on my experiences within a certain city or country. But today I need to talk about …

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My First Workaway Experience in Brussels, Belgium

Burssels Main Square at Night During My FIrst Workaway

A couple weeks ago, a friend in London introduced me to Workaway. Why didn’t I find this amazing site earlier? I’ve already arrived at my first Workaway project. Workaway is a website which lists over 12,000 hosts around the world who are offering places to stay in exchange for volunteering. What type of help? Every type imaginable. Anything from training …

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