|Situated in the north of Belgium, Flanders boasts six beautifully preserved historic cities: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, and Mechelen. And it is known for beer and chocolates: “It’s easy to love a country known for beer and chocolate” as president Barack Obama phrased it. But many more pleasant suprises await the curious traveler:
1) Did you know that Flanders-Brussels is also the home of world famous cartoons such as The Smurfs and Tintin?
After spending the first 4 days of my Honeymoon in Bruges, I can tell you that I am in love. We stayed in the smallest Bed and Breakfast with the most wonderful proprietors! I still email them occasionally when I see something that reminds me of them! If you are ever going to the area, check out Huis Koning http://www.huiskoning.be/homeEN.html for an amazing stay. There are only three rooms, so book early! Try to get Ter Reie for an amazingly charming view.