Showing posts from January, 2020

Eat your way through Brussels

Brussels is a food lover's paradise. Known for its gastronomy and signature dishes, Brussels is the ideal place to visit if you want to indulge in good food while taking in historical and beautiful architecture.

Here are the four dishes that Brussels is most famous for and the dishes you MUST try when you visit.

1. Chocolate 
Belgian chocolate, need I say more? Belgium is famous for its chocolate, and especially its truffles. Alex and I went on a chocolate tour of the town and learned so much about the history of chocolate making in Brussels (and indulged in plenty of chocolate, of course).

We learned that the truffle was invented in Brussels when a pharmacist started coating his pills in chocolate and his son subsequently replaced the pills with cream. We got to tour the very shop where this happened! We learned that dark chocolate is not supposed to be bitter. It is only bitter if the chocolate is made from beans from different places and then over-roasted. Good chocolate is si…

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps

Skiing in the Alps is truly a bucket list item. The Alps have amazing skiing, incredible ski resorts, and the views are absolutely stunning!

I had the opportunity to go in December with the UCL Snow Sports club through NUCO travel. Luckily, that meant everything was discounted and arranged for me. However, I still learned a thing or two about skiing at Alpe d'Huez and I am here to pass on my knowledge.

Where to go
The Alps are the highest and most intense mountain range that lies entirely in Europe. They expand across eight countries: France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. Arguably the most famous sections of the Alps are the Swiss Alps, Austrian Alps (thanks, Sound of Music), and French Alps. We went skiing in the French Alps at Alpe d'Huez.

Tip: If you are looking for cheaper options in the Alps, I've heard Slovenia is great!

When to go
The ski season starts in December, but the best skiing is usually in February and March onc…