TRAVEL READS – April 2016

Perhaps a couple of you have noticed that I haven’t blogged much for the last, six months, but I haven’t fully disappeared into the abyss — just fallen through a wormhole and now trying to climb out. In the meantime, here are some good reads that have kept me tethered to the world of travel (oh,…

ANNA AND ANNIE DO ANTWERP

My Belgian adventure continues… I think it is safe to say that almost as soon as Amazing Annie and I met up in Brussels, we knew that one evening in each other’s company just wasn’t going to cut it. Thankfully, with my work commitments all wrapped up, I had a Weekend in Europe coming up…

THE HIDDEN BRIGHTNESS OF BRUSSELS

It is true that with its mostly limestone-gray Gothic exteriors of the old town and limestone-beige Neo-Classical architecture of the last two centuries Brussels is architecturally more somber and buttoned-up than a lot of it European neighbors. But take some time to hang around it and you will discover a million ways that the city…

BRUSSELS REVISITED

“Brussels? Really?” is the kind of skeptical response I usually get when listing Belgium’s capital as one of my favorite European cities. I am not sure what people’s beef is with Brussels, but I was charmed by it on my very first visit more than a decade ago, adored it through the subsequent Christmas season,…