Category: Belgium

Bruxelles, ma belle

I’m a traveller, but everyone needs a home base. Mine is Brussels. A city that has been in the news so much in the past year for all the wrong reasons. Flying back to Brussels from my various trips, I always see that moment of recognition, and the expression of sorrow, when I announce my destination at the check-in, often…

Noses from Ghent

Visitors of Belgium usually tend to do a fast-track program of the country that involves inevitably Bruges, the beautiful, original medieval town in Flanders, and stay a day in Brussels to see Manneken Pis, eat chocolate and waffles, or some beer and fries. Then they’re off to Paris or Amsterdam, Berlin or Vienna, where they will spend more time. And…

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour hits Antwerp

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour hits Antwerp, despite all the craziness after the attacks in Paris and the lock-down in Brussels. Security was somewhat tighter than usual, but did not go beyond a simple padding. There were security guards with weapons and dogs patrolling. I was with my friends Sven, Kevin, Gaby and Fabian, we stood at the main catwalk between…