Meet Barber, an awesome guy with a big heart. Barber was the 1st friend I met while I was in Turkey and tho his name means a hair dresser HAHA, he is one of the funniest and loveliest persons I have met. He’s smart, sweet and caring.
And this is his Post about his country Belgium!!
Belgium isn’t the most famous country. It isn’t the most important country and it is definitely not the biggest country. When you hear its name, most of us think of chocolate, beer and that statue of a little peeing boy in the centre of Brussels. When asked what else Belgium is famous for, not many people will have something more to say. Even Belgians themselves wouldn’t know what to say. We don’t have the cuisine of France, we don’t have the history of Germany, nor do we have the art of Italy. However with one of the most multicultural populations in the world, three official languages and its central position within European history, those who do take the effort to discover this tiny little country, are in for a treat.
With just 30.500 square kilometres Belgium is the smallest country in Western Europe. Yet despite its lack of space, it harbours countless treasures of beauty. Cities like Namur, Spa, Durbuy, Liege, Bruges,
Antwerp, Ieper, Brussels; are amongst the worlds most beautiful. Famous artists like Van Eyck, Rubens, Horta, Magritte fill Belgiums world-renowned museums. There are countless medieval castles, monasteries and churches spread over the country. And for those who enjoy dancing, we have ‘Tomorrowland,’ the world’s most famous music- festival.
In my opinion, however, Belgiums most important treasure is Ghent.
Though lesser known then Bruges, I would argue this city is the most beautiful place in Belgium, maybe even in the world. For those like me, fascinated with the Middle Ages, this is heaven on earth. Gothic and baroque churches pierce the city skies. A 12th-century castle dominates the historic centre. Picturesque alleyways take you across wondrous tourist shops, delicious restaurants, artisanal workers and hipster coffee bars. Breath-taking views over Ghents countless water canals are never far away. And with its beautiful belfry, precious art- treasures, majestic opera-building and open green spaces; there is something to enjoy for everybody.
Walking in this special city brings you in a movie, a gothic movie where magic, history and a touch of darkness collide. A movie that gives you chills, a movie that enchains you to its every image. A movie that hunts your dreams and never lets go. This is a city with a unique atmosphere where history comes alive, and where the magic of dreams and movies still prevails reality. This is a city like there is no other in the world. Wees welgekomen.
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An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.