Hotel Amigo Brussels

Trivia: Back in the 16th century, someone mistook the word ‘vrient’ — Flemish for prison — as ‘vriend,’ which eventually led to the name of Hotel Amigo.  Over 500 years later, the hotel bares no trace of its prison-past but its outstanding accommodations will make any visitor actually not want to leave. We cannot have picked a better …

Food Finds at the Brussels Christmas Markets

I confess: Even if I thoroughly enjoy shopping for winter trinkets at the Chrismtas markets, I honestly and unequivocally go for the food.  And I’m willing to bet good money that most visitors share the same laser-focused goals as I—to savour the atmosphere that’s thick with holiday fuzzies, and to enjoy a variety of scrumptious food, …

Video: Grand Place Christmas Lights Show

It’s true that when it comes to Christmas markets, most travellers head to Germany and visit its legendary Weihnachtsmarkt. But I recently found a hidden gem in the heart of Belgium’s capital that in my opinion rivals, if not completely trumps, some of Germany’s most popular Christmas markets. There are 2 big reasons why Brussels …