Traveling in Belgium: unforgettable places and tastes of traditional dishes and drinks
Did you know that Belgium is not only the birthplace of the famous Belgian chocolate, but also the most popular fast food in the whole world – french fries. An entire museum-painting with flowering tubers, cutting tools is devoted to golden slices roasted in oil, cutting tools, a unique collection of retro-fryers deserves special attention. Here you can taste your favorite delicacy prepared according to all the rules.
A rare french fries or saucepan with mussels goes without a glass of Belgian beer, recognized as one of the best in the world! Official facts say that the number of breweries in Belgium was not inferior to the number of churches. And today the cult of the foamy drink reigns in the country. About 900 different brands are produced, and some of them are already half a thousand years old !!! Cherry, white, pink, golden … to try a new sort of Belgian beer every day, it will take about 3 years !!! The program of the business trip to the plant nurseries in Belgium with the Green Arrow includes a visit to the oldest brewery of 1564 – “De Halve Maan”, where you can see all the stages of beer production, learn about the “hemp effect” and taste the fresh “Bruges jester” .
The heart of Belgium is the old Bruges, called the Venice of the North because of the large number of canals.
Old streets, falling in love with the first time and forever. Where even dogs and cats prefer to sleep with a view of the picturesque landscapes.
You can spend hours looking at one building, discovering all the new details: forged weather vanes, moss-covered roofs, jagged walls of the walls, famously twisted narrow twisted stairs, rare beauty drain pipes. Absorbing, not only with their eyes, but also with their fingers, by touch, the old medieval city, trying to preserve its spirit in the memory.
Millions of tourists travel to Bruges to touch the sacred relics in the Basilica of the Holy Blood – a piece of the blood of Jesus Christ. And make a secret wish, sailing under the arches of numerous bridges.
Literally half an hour from Bruges – a completely different Belgium. The boundless semi-desert coast of Ostend on the shores of the North Sea. The seaside resort of West Flanders, where everything breathes peace of mind and well-being. With arrogant and imposing gulls, which are forbidden to feed under the threat of a fine. With walking couples and idle cyclists. A place to stay for a moment, breathe in fresh air and catch that most amazing feeling of total happiness.
And, surprisingly, Moscow is at hand! It is enough to buy a ticket for a tram to the eponymous suburb of Ghent, named after the Russian Imperial Army, which camped here in 1814.
Noisy, lively headquarters of the European Union and the capital of Belgium – Brussels. In some places pathetic, in places dirty, in some places, the futuristic city will instantly pull you out of a medieval fairy tale, where ancient carriages drive around the streets, and plunge into the world whirlpool of events, where luxury sports cars are in favor.
The Grand Place Square, a model of the Atomium molecule, as if woven from lace, the King’s Bread House, a park at the Royal Palace descended from the pictures. “Green Arrow” recommends stocking up with comfortable shoes to catch all the sights of the Belgian capital.
On the go, sipping Belgian coffee with chocolate or egg, eating famous Belgian waffles, stop by the tiny, but world-famous “pissing boy.” Some tourists, for fun, Manneken Pis meets dressed. For example, in a suit of a cat in boots.
And do not pass by the less untwisted, but no less remarkable statue of “pissing girl”! What is only the name of the address where it is located – at the end of the dead-end alley of Fidelity.