Once a year, thousands of metalheads descend on a sleepy Flemish hamlet to attend one of Europe’s largest and most famous metal festivals, the Graspop Metal Meeting. For four days, the whole area thunders as the countryside is given over to hundreds of tents serving beer, merchandise, and entertainment. Fans from all over the world come to see many of the largest acts across the metal spectrum. I hope that this guide gives you all that you need to know about attending the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.(more…)
Brussels and I have a complicated relationship: I don’t mean to go back, but it just seems to keep drawing me back. As a result, I’ve stayed at various hostels and hotels all around Brussels. To cover a few other places, I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers on their picks for where to stay in Brussels.(more…)
Antwerp is one of my favorite Belgian cities. As I live nearby, I regularly visit Antwerp just for the sake of it, so this post is a compilation of my favorite things to do in Antwerp, some cafes/restaurants, and beer cafes that you’ll want to stop off at.(more…)
As soon as I read about an abandoned town in Belgium that had been left to rot, Belgium, both my husband and I felt this dark urge to visit Doel, Belgium. I’m a naturally curious person and for me, I sometimes have to see a place to feel the emotions rather than letting others tell me how something is. Finally, we made it to Doel, Belgium last month. However, it wasn’t what I expected. (more…)
Dreaming of drinking the best beer in the world, Westvleteren 12? The only legal way to buy Westvleteren beer is at the abbey itself. Keep reading for information about the Westvleteren trappist beers, how to buy Westveleteren beer legally, and what it’s like going to the Westvleteren Brewery.
On my first trip to Europe, I made a lot of mistakes as I was trying to see many capital cities as possible in the shortest possible time. Halfway through my Europe trip, I was exhausted and I felt like I had barely seen any nature or small cities. I’ve been very fortunate to have taken multiple European backpacking trips and I’ve been living in Europe for nearly three years now. I hope that I can help a bit with helping you create your perfect European itinerary that mixes capital cities with cultural centers and stunning nature to show you the best of Europe in two months! You’ll find a downloadable excel to help you plan your own European trip at the end!