travel & my expanding waistline - BelgiumMonday, October 13, 2014
Travel is good for the soul. Every time I arrive somewhere new my excitement is brimming and happy emotions flow.
However, I am starting to realise that travel is not so kind to my waistline! Travel and eating are integrally linked to me - like sleeping and dreaming. One of the things I love about travel is trying new foods wherever I go. So when my parents, hubby and I visited Belgium last weekend I knew we would be sampling a lot of tasty eats.
Belgium is famous for it's food. And we wanted to taste everything...
1. Belgium Beer
Beer in Belgium rages from pale lager to dark stouts and flaming red brews inbetween. There are about 180 breweries in Belgium and almost every individual beer has its own uniquely shaped glass - to improve the drinking flavour. My long-time favourite is Kriek Belgium beer - made with fermented sour cherries. Delicious!
7. Belgium waffles
Who could forget Belgium waffles? These are commonly sold as a sweet street snack as well as in tea rooms and restaurants. After several days of eating I was trying to be healthy and ordered my waffle with fruit (ha ha).