The Heart of Europe?

Is there such a thing as the heart of a country? How about its political capital? In the case of the European Union, it seems that most of the institutions are located in the little country of Belgium. Can we call it the heart of Europe? You tell us.

Because of its proximity with the Netherlands (Holland as we ever so fondly call it), frequency of drives to/through it occurs at such a high rate that its not worth counting. You see, Mel had to drive through to northern France where the manufacturing plants were located as well. And the distances are too near to fly yet too far (time and connection-wise) to take the train. Hit the road, Mel… and that’s what he did, sometimes with Suan in tow.

Comprising of two quite distinct regions, Belgium can only be said to be a melange of influences both Flemish and French. Why not take a leisurely read of our feature here? You might note that we do not have any reference on the Wallonia part of the country. And that’s actually the pitiful part, in the sense it was so close to us yet not touched. Though we’ve driven through on the way to Alsace in France.

Where in Belgium have you been? So what else is there to the ‘heart’ of Europe that you can share?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

8 thoughts on “The Heart of Europe?”

  1. I swear, we’re living parallel lives. We were just in Belgium earlier this week. Spent time in Brussels and Ghent and loved them both! Posts to follow shortly (we hope) as we are now in Bordeaux and trying to catch up on the blogging for this trip.

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  2. I love Belgium! I lived in Brussels for 18 months and it’s a great city to live in. It’s quirky and intriguing and has some of the most brilliant restaurants! Also, you can get to places like Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen, really, really quickly. And then there’s the Ardennes, which is glorious.

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    1. Oh we really wondered about living in Brussels. Only time being there was to get a visa for Egypt years back. But we liked Gent and Bruge more… perhaps they were smaller cities…

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