ostend in belgium

Visit Ostend in Belgium in one afternoon

After a busy day trip to Bruges, we set out to see the North Sea and Testerep (or Ter Streep). So we headed out to Ostend in Belgium. Guided by GPS, we quickly drove over to our new destination. There, we woke up in a real urban agglomeration, with silent buildings, boulevards, and plenty of cars: a true industrial city. We hardly found an empty spot to leave the car in the underground parking by the promenade. Soon enough, I understood why the city looked so busy: almost everyone around us was speaking in French, although we were in a …

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afternoon in ghent belgium

How to spend a beautiful afternoon in Ghent

We arrived in Ghent Belgium from the Netherlands with a rental car. After a week of visiting cities like Leeuwarden, Delft, Gouda, and Makkum, I was no longer surprised by the architecture of the town’s medieval center we saw on our afternoon in Ghent. I was already used to the narrow houses lined up along the elegant canal, all similar in shape and style, but each different from the neighbors’. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, The Travel Bunny will earn a small commission if you click through …

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day trip to bruges belgium

Day trip to Bruges with Belgian beer & chocolate

Surrounded by an almost circular canal with a few branches, Bruges (Brugge) is also called The Venice of the North. A representative UNESCO heritage site thanks to its well-preserved medieval buildings, this Belgian city simply invites travelers to wander. You can go on a day trip to Bruges and explore classic markets surrounded by old buildings, the canals guarded by narrow houses, bridges that offer unique views. You’ll want to keep walking and walking just to see what comes up around the corner. This Belgian city is quite small and you can see almost everything there is to see on …

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athens coastal tram ride

Riding the Athens coastal tram

While on a visit to Piraeus, Mathieu and I made plans to sail the Mediterranean while sipping on Sangrias. It was during our family trip to Athens, but my parents went on the Athens coastal tram ride instead. To give you an idea of both ways to go on a visit to Piraeus, I asked my mother to put down in words their side of that day. So below you have my mother’s story of their ride on the Athens coastal tram! Getting to the Athens Coastal Tram The winding roads of Piraeus, in Athens, reveal with each turn the slightly deserted …

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