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Flanders and the Flemish Countryside

Flanders and the Flemish Countryside

While studying and visiting the different institutes of the European Parliament, we also had a few cultural days what let us explore and learn more about Belgium. One of the trips took us to the Flemish countryside where we went on a very muddy hike ( it had just rained) through an orchard which was also roaming with sheep.

A Canal Ride Through Brugge

A Canal Ride Through Brugge

We got to spend a day in Brugge, which is a city I would really love to go back to and spend more than a day there. It is the famous medieval city in Belgium, where buildings are older, countless chocolatiers line the street, vendors set up in the square and where transportation via canals still exists.

Fort Breendonk: A Place of Sorrow

Fort Breendonk: A Place of Sorrow

One of the historical sites we went to was Fort Breendonk, located outside of Antwerp in Belgium. This place, as the name suggests, was used as a military fort during wars until it was captured by the Nazis and turned into a concentration camp.

All I Saw Was The Train Station: Antwerp

All I Saw Was The Train Station: Antwerp

            “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls”– Anais Nin   I did not get to see much of Antwerp. We are only in the city for an hour or two and after eating dinner I did not really feel like exploring the city as it was very cold. So my friends and I decided to wait for the rest of the group, who were going to the…

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Exploring Leuven: Home For Two Weeks

Exploring Leuven: Home For Two Weeks

Belgium is a very pretty country and has a lot of history. Belgium has constantly been a battleground during many, if not all of the major European Wars. As a history lover I was happy to be in the country and just get taken in by all the history. History is why I am in awe with Europe. It is amazing to me to walk down a cobbled stone street that has been there for hundreds of years.

Hello Europe, It Is Lovely To See You Again: The First Day in Belgium

Hello Europe, It Is Lovely To See You Again: The First Day in Belgium

I was in Belgium for a two week school course where I visited the European Union institutions and met with people who worked there. I am an International Relations major and so it was a great opportunity to learn more about how the EU operates and look into internship/potential career opportunities. As part of the program we had cultural activities and two days where we could go off and explore on our own. I will not really share the course…

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