Belgium

Insider Guide to Antwerp

11/12/2014 by .

Antwerp is not chocolate box beautiful  like Bruges, nor does it have that busy   pick and mix’ selection combination of transient Eurocrats and tourists you taste in Brussels. Belgium’s second city is more ‘urban  praline’  so in Isabel’s Insider Guide to Antwerp, you can look forward to savouring a luscious centre wrapped up in delicious outer coatings.

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Maastricht. The centre of Europe

14/09/2014 by .

The Netherlands most southerly city of Maastricht can rightly claim the title “Centre of   Europe” symbolizing the European dream ever since the signing of the historic Maastricht Treaty back in 1992.

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Waterloo. Belgium’s battlefield can be a big break too.

30/07/2013This entry was posted in Belgium, Brussels, Europe and Middle East and tagged , , on by .

Mid June and it’s the eve of the annual re-enactment of Wellington’s famous victory over Napoleon in 1815. I am looking out at the battlefield atop the Lion Mound, some 140 feet up offering up an impressive 360 degree view.

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