Small country in the middle of Europe that became independ and after a Nationalistic Opera in Brussels on 4 October 1830.. It was under Dutch rule then..People wrote on the walls WWWW..WWWW..WWWW...It meant. We Want Willem (King Willem Dutch) aWay... When Willem Wants to become Wiser..We Want Willem Weer (again). 3 official languages Dutch,French, German....4 parlements..Flemish,Walloon, Brussels and East Kantons German..Main cities Brussels,Antwerp, Brugges,Liege, Namur,Gent,Oostende .
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Facts about Belgium
Stuff to See and Do
What to Eat
Worth The Splurge
Pastrami sandwich a delicious New York speciality and a wonderful cosy little deli in artistic Antwerp area. Caffe internazionale in volkstraat 21. Mob 0498 6361 73 in Antwerp museum area
Where to Party
Drinking / Bars / Happy Hours
So everyone says that Belgium is all about the beer. But WHERE you drink beer is more important. Every pub has a little story and a special ambiance, but my favourite places where we had the best beer was in Gent, Het Spjiker [Pensmarkt 3 ] and Antwerpen, De Muze [Melkmarkt 10].
There was a great mix of old and young, awesome music, and a definite reason to go back to both Gent and Antwerpen!
What To Bring
B.I.T. or Buy It There is the concept you have to pack by. It's hard, especially for girls (I know, I am one). Don't pack thinking: "I'm going to take my whole medicine cabin with me, just in case", or "I'm going to take an extra pare of paints with me, just in case". Just pack those things you're sure of you're going to use.
A lot of people pack so many extras and end up using none of them while traveling. And even if you would happen to need something that you didn't pack, you can always Buy It There.