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?