Belgium

Lady in Ghent

I haven’t been on a bicycle in years. At first I’m not sure if the old rule that you never forget how to ride will apply to me, but soon I recover my skills. Following the guide, I pedal off on a cycling tour of Ghent.

Bike in Ghent

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Lady in Brussels

Lately my travels have come on a back-to-back basis. The day after I returned from California, I left for Australia. The day after I got back from Australia, I went to Belgium. It was exhausting, but given that it was still below freezing in London, I was excited to escape for a weekend in Brussels.

Grand Place in Brussels

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Lady in Luxembourg

A few weeks ago I came to an exciting realization. By the end of this year I will have been to 49 countries in my life and 24 countries in 2008. But I wasn’t satisfied. 49? It’s not 50. 24? It’s not 25. Unhappy with the numbers, I immediately racked my brain for an easy trip that would bump up the count to 50 and 25, respectively.

Bridge in Luxembourg

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