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If one sets foot into any corner of Bruges, he’ll encounter a red-cloaked beauty beckoning him to visit the Historium. One day this December, we found ourselves chilled to the bone and on the Grote Markt with two kids in tow, so we decided to step in; at best, we’d get educated, and at worst more »

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bruges ice 1
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My family recently took a day trip to one of the continent’s best-preserved medieval cities and spent almost the entire time in a refrigerated tent. It may sound like a tragedy, but in this instance it was not! We were visiting Bruges for its annual Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival; this year’s theme was “Land more »

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bruges canals
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When you’re strolling through the narrow century-old streets of Bruges or standing on a bridge gazing out at the canal, you can’t help but wonder what your life would have been like in its heyday. Would you be a merchant, a cobbler, a nun? What rung of the complicated social ladder would fate have landed more »

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bruges beauty
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You’ve probably heard that walking through Bruges is like stepping into a medieval fairy tale. Well, believe it! The city’s charming gabled buildings, secret gardens, gentle canals and mysterious alleys will transport you back in time. It can get crowded, especially in the summertime, so start your trip early and don’t be overly ambitious. What more »

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dumon 3
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I am not a chocolate snob. Paige and I enjoyed chocolate in every form possible pretty much all day long during our March research trip to Belgium. We would start in the morning in our chain hotel, where the breakfast buffet included both chocolate sprinkles and chocolate paste to spread on our toast. A mid-afternoon more »

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