Belgium

Belgium is a country in Europe and is known for its architecture, chocolates, waffles and fries.

  • Capital city: Brussels.
  • Main language spoken: French, German, Dutch and English.
    • Basic Greetings in French: Bonjour (Hello), Je vous remercie (Thank you).
    • Basic Greetings in German: Hallo (Hello), Vielen Dank (Thank you).
    • Basic Greetings in Dutch: Hallo (Hello), Dank Je (Thank you).
  • Currency: EUR (Euro).
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports.
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter Belgium (latest information can be found on their Immigration website). For Australian citizens, visa is not required if traveling only for 90 days.
  • Best time to visit: April to June and September to October.
  • Adapter required (power points): Type C and E plug.
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required.

Backpacking in Europe

Backpacking is one of the most common forms of travel in Europe. It is easy and convenient and most importantly economical to travel within the countries of Europe. As part of my career break, I decided to backpack for 4 to 5 weeks in Europe. I did not visit too many countries but just a …

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L’Express in Brussels

During a bus tour in Belgium, I met an Indian girl called Deepa. After the tour ended, we both decided to have dinner together and that’s when she introduced me to a Lebanese restaurant called ‘L’Express’. It is very close to the Grand Place and it is a small narrow looking restaurant. The pita chicken …

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Guide | Visit Bruges & Ghent from Brussels (Belgium)

Bruges & Ghent are the two beautiful cities which I surely recommend visiting from Brussels. These are the two cities (Bruges & Ghent) I had planned as I had very little time in Belgium. I had taken a bus tour with Buendia Tours (Phone +32471587908). The tour costed around AUD 72.73 and I booked it through …

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Vaccinations for traveling in Europe and Asia

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before following …

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Visas during Career break 2019

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main …

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