Monthly Archives: September 2014

Images of Antwerp

We found an apartment in Antwerp, so we made it our base for several days so we could explore the northern and Flemish part of Belgium. This large city (over 500,000) is located on the Scheldt River, which flows out … Continue reading

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Impressions of Brussels

Visiting Belgium is like experiencing France—without an attitude. In restaurants and bars, chocolate shops and boutiques—even the railway stations, the service is refreshingly friendly. Although the country is divided into two linguistic regions (French in the south and Dutch in … Continue reading

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What about Geneva?

We rely on several guide books and, of course, the internet’s resources when we travel, but we also use our instincts. The Rick Steves Switzerland guide barely mentions Geneva. In fact, he advises one to “skip the big, dull city … Continue reading

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Around Mont Blanc

Although the Matterhorn is the most famous peak in Switzerland, we were closer to Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. This majestic peak is 4,810 meters (15,781 ft.) above sea level in the Graian Alps that border both … Continue reading

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