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Discovering Political Culture in Brussels

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Discovering Political Culture in Brussels

The Culture in Brussels Gets Political Brussels, the Capital It only takes a quick conversation with people that live in Brussels to learn that this city truly is based around a political culture. Brussels is the capital of the European Union and holds the NATO headquarters. Most locals work either in politics, journalism, or lobbyist groups. I am an American journalism and political science student that recently moved to Brussels for a study abroad program, but there is a lot of political culture to experience in Brussels outside of a...

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The Canals of Bruges

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The Canals of Bruges

Belgium, on the Water What struck me most was the way the sunlight danced across the water. It had been raining in Paris, and the rain had followed me as the train sped past windmills and back-roads lined with poplars decked in autumn finery. Old stone farmhouses sat in tilled fields of soft green. Yet when I reached Bruges, in Belgium, the sun broke through the grey clouds. It seemed that everyone had emerged into the sunshine to promenade through this medieval city, or else pass by in horse and carriage. Her meandering canals remain the...

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“In Bruges”

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“In Bruges”

On a windy night, I attended a screening of “In Bruges,” at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. It was simultaneously funny and horribly violent. I laughed, I cringed. Colin Ferrell and Ralph Fiennes were excellent, but the standout star of the movie was the sexy city of Bruges, in Belgium. Infatuated with her stunning, well-preserved Medieval architecture, I could hardly wait to be there. It took three years (I move slowly), but I finally got to her. There are no flights into Bruges from the US, so I flew into Brussels and caught a...

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Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne News

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Cultural Highlights in Amsterdam – Summer / Fall 2007 Just Opened, New Museum! The Museum of Bags and Purses, which opened in June, is a unique museum that through its collection of over 3500 bags and accessoriesshows the history of the ladies bag in Western culture. The museum is located in a magnificent 17th century building along a canal. www.tassenmuseum.nl July 13 – 15, 2007 — North Sea Jazz Festival – Ahoy, Rotterdam One of the greatest jazz events in the world, featuring top jazz musicians as well as blues,...

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Belgium Beer Weekend

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Belgian Beer Weekend: The Belgian Brewers’ association and the ‘Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs’, in collaboration with the City of Brussels organizes the annual Belgian Beer Weekend on the Grand’Place. Don’t miss the 2007 edition to be held August 31st through September 2, 2007. Many small, medium-sized and large Belgian breweries will present their best selections of beers. Beer afficionados should also check out our Beer Lovers guide at visitbelgium.com/beer.htm. For more on this event visit http://www.weekenddelabiere.be/ For...

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Rocco Forte in August

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EUROPE IN AUGUST WITH ROCCO FORTE HOTELS (London, April 2007) August is one of the best times of year to experience Rocco Forte Hotels in Europe’s most exciting cities. August offers great weather, fewer crowds and shorter lines and less traffic, leaving visitors free to explore the city at leisurely pace. Rocco Forte Hotels is currently offering luxurious European city packages and experiences for guests traveling throughout the month of August. ROCCO FORTE’S HOTEL AMIGO, “BRUSSELS & BRUGES” Take in Brussels and...

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Shorter Travel Times London-Paris and London Brussels

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• Journey times will be cut by an average 23-25 minutes • Eurostar’s 100% high-speed track delivers faster, more reliable, less environmentally damaging alternative to flying • Stunning new station with connections throughout UK • Rail Europe reports 3rd quarter YTD North American sales up 25% White Plains, NY, November 14, 2006 – Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator between the UK, France and Belgium, announced today that it will launch passenger services from St Pancras International Terminal in exactly one year’s time, on...

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Uniworld’s Grand River Cruises

Posted by on 11:12 am in Announcements, Austria News, Belgium News, France News, Germany News, Holland News, Hungary News, Portugal News, Spain News, Switzerland News | 0 comments

Save . . . Save . . . Save “January Sale” has taken on a whole new meaning. Uniworld Grand River Cruises – the premiere river cruise company – is making their Grand River Cruises even grander!! Book an Air-Inclusive Uniworld Grand River Cruise Package to Europe and deposit by January 31, 2007 and save up to $1,000 per couple. Choose from 15 expertly planned Europe Grand River Cruise Air-Inclusive Packages that include roundtrip airfare, transfers, all meals and entertainment onboard, the services of a Uniworld Cruise...

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Facts about Belgium

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Belgium – Fact sheet Official name of the country: Kingdom of Belgium Capital: Brussels (Population 980,000) Area: 30,518 sq km Population: 10.2 million Currency: Euro Languages: Dutch, French and German (official languages of the country), English is widely spoken Government: constitutional parliamentary monarchy Time: GMT/UTC +1 Electricity: 220V, 50Hz Weights & measures: Metric Nestled in the heart of Europe lies a tiny kingdom rich in architecture, castles, art cities, romantic canals and natural beauty. It’s a place alive with...

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Springtime Voyages to Belgium and Holland

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ST. LOUIS, MO, November 29, 2006 – When spring has sprung, Holland is alive with its famous tulips that paint the countryside with brilliant colors. Guests of the 78-guest deluxe Rembrandt will have an easel-side view as they leisurely traverse the legendary rivers and canals between Amsterdam and Antwerp. This April and May, INTRAV is offering four 12-day “Springtime in Holland and Belgium” departures, showcasing some of Europe’s grandest cities as well as charming small towns off the usual well trodden tourist paths. Reputed as an...

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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006

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(PRWEB) March 13, 2006 — The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles the world-renowned international wine and spirit tasting competition, has decided to uphold its international character and go beyond its borders by holding this year’s event in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will take place April 21, 22, and 23. The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles started in 1994 in Brussels, Belgium and has grown significantly over the past six years, establishing itself as the international reference on wine and spirits. Portugal, a country well anchored in the...

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Deilmann Expands Golf Program

Posted by on 3:36 am in Announcements, Belgium News, England News, France News, Golf and Gaming, Hungary News, Ireland News, Spain News, Switzerland News | 0 comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2006 – Peter Deilmann Cruises is offering an expanded program of golf theme cruises this year on both its European river cruises and ocean sailings on the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Baltic and around the British Isles. Golf enthusiasts can sail the inland waterways of the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine rivers, visit historic cities and towns and golf on some of Europe’s most renowned courses. Departures are between April and September. Deilmann river cruises feature golf in the Danube regions of Austria, Hungary and Germany,...

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