A City of Cyclists

For me, an inner-city girl who knows the intricate details of the public transport system, from getting to uni to travelling around a busy city, it didn’t occur to me that in other places such as Belgium, cycling is the preferred form of transport. A particular cycling hub is the city of Ghent, something that …

School’s Out – How Students Revolutionised Climate Change

In recent months, Belgium has been in the global spotlight due to the student protests about climate change and environmental conservation. Over 35,000 school students took to the streets in Brussels, Liège and Leuven to rally for change in government policies towards global warming. The mass truancy of many students across the country shows how …

Cuisine – A Taste of Belgium

To the modern traveller, Belgian cuisine appears to be the main focus of culture according to travel literature. This historical misconception is documented extensively through Belgian waffles, chocolates, beer, fries and mussels as the main foods that are widely and commonly consumed among the local population. With the changing population due to immigration and the …

Urban Art – Streets Come to Life

Living in Melbourne and being very familiar with street art which decorates the many hidden laneways of the city, I was very impressed with the street art that can be found in Belgium. One particular city which caught my attention was Hasselt located in the Limburg province in Eastern Belgium. Hasselt is a small town …

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