Wedged between France and the Netherlands is Belgium, the land where locals speak either Dutch or French. I only learned about this after meeting French-speaking Belgians. Brussels, or Bruxelles, is the capital for most tourists to visit. Yet so far I have only found myself visiting a different city for some friends. Nevertheless, the culture is the same throughout the country, even spilling to the Netherlands due to their history.

Belgium appears to be the least interesting country in western Europe, but people do visit for the desserts and the alcohol. Some of the best drinks are produced here, and one surely must try the well-known Belgian waffles in their authenticity.

Stories from Belgium