The beautiful ruin of the Abbaye de Villers, not far from Brussels, is the perfect setting for photography.
... since I actually wrote something here. Sorry about that. I am sitting in the corner of one of my favorite coffee shops, wondering how to write a post that will bring my blog back to life. Or really what to write in such a post. There is so much to say I don't know where... Continue Reading →
A friend of my mother's had given her a tip to visit the royal greenhouses at Laeken, in a suburb of Brussels. Unfortunately, my mom's springtime visit did not coincide with the opening of the greenhouses to the public, which only happens for three weeks each year. However, I did follow the recommendation and made... Continue Reading →
After the long, gray days of winter, spring in Belgium is a welcome reprieve. In fact, the flowers here are absolutely incredible! I had read about Hallerbos, a forest that becomes carpeted in bluebells each spring. Depending on the weather, the best time to visit the forest for the bluebells can be anywhere from the end... Continue Reading →
Although I prefer to highlight the best things that have happened in the past year, I didn't want to ignore some of the other important things, including that time Brussels went into total lockdown following the terror attacks in Paris. Our first two overseas posts happened to be in places where the US Embassy had been... Continue Reading →
My parents came to visit us in the beginning of December, which was the perfect time to explore more of Europe's Christmas markets. There are so many options within easy striking distance that I did quite a lot of research to figure out where we should go. We did go to the Brussels markets and... Continue Reading →
We had a great trip back to the US this past fall for the wedding of one of our college friends. I was lucky enough to know the groom because of Grant, as they were roommates for half of college, so we inevitably spent a lot of time together. The wedding itself was gorgeous, and... Continue Reading →