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Highlight: Bruges

Bruges, Belgium is a fairytale city and one of the most unique and charming I’ve been to. Bruges is definitely a town more people should consider visiting, especially if they like the aesthetic of medieval times combined with the comforts of today.

Bruges, Belgium

A lot of Bruges’s history revolves around its high time in the late medieval period to the early Renaissance (1000s-1400s). Because of its location, it served as a large trading port, primarily in cloth. When power shifted away from the Low Countries, Bruges lost its power but certainly didn’t lose its charm. Today, it’s one of the several … Continue reading

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Destinations
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Highlight: Ghent

Belgium is one of the most underrated countries. It’s rich in history, culture, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. One of the most popular cities is Ghent, which every history lover should know about (and I’m surprised many don’t). There was a time it was one of the biggest cities in Europe. Today, it looks like a city stuck in the 1400s! Photographs alone can compel someone to go to Ghent, but the city actually has a lot to offer.

Ghent, Belgium

A little bit of history: It may not come as a surprise that the height of Ghent’s power came during medieval… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Destinations
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Ghent vs Bruges

I spent years desperately wanting to go to Belgium so when given the chance, I finally got a day each in Ghent and Bruges and they were both absolutely beautiful. Being two medieval port cities in Flanders that flourished several centuries ago, a lot of people make a choice between seeing the two and I was honestly trying to make that decision, as well, before committing more time in Belgium to see them both. So which one did I like more?

Spoiler Alert: I loved both of them!

Ghent

The Markt in Ghent

I first visited the larger of the two cities and it … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Destinations
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