Victory
Belgium / Photo of the Week

Victory

I grew up in the Eastern Block behind the Iron Curtain. I was only 13 when Berlin was reunited, and  I remember the events leading up to it. I remember visiting Berlin when the Wall was still standing, right after the checkpoints between East and West Berlin were opened. I remember walking along the plaque near Checkpoint Charlie that marks where the … Continue reading

Mussels In Brussels
Belgium / World Cuisine

Mussels In Brussels

A long overdue post, but finally, here we go. Belgium is a food loving country with a cuisine born from the marriage of French and traditional Flemish influences, creating a thrilling fusion and a subject for a potentially lengthy discussion of Belgian dishes. Brussels’ food scene is vibrant and diverse, the plenty of French brasseries, fish bars, restobars and tapas bars, cafes … Continue reading