Posts Tagged "brussels"

the traveler’s diet woes

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in inspiration & wanderlust | 5 comments

the traveler’s diet woes

Happy hump day, lovelies! Wednesday typically means two things in the Lazy Traveler universe: wine and Jetsetters. Tragically, this Wednesday, we have neither. GASP! I know what you’re thinking. What went so wrong in our lives that led us to a Wednesday without these two staples? As far as our weekly Jetsetters feature, it’s a lot of work lining them up and we are lazy really busy! As far as the wine…well, this is the most tragic story of them all. We’re in the midst of our annual January Panic. You know the “I ate too many cookies in December and now I only...

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the romantic’s year in travel

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in year in review | 1 comment

the romantic’s year in travel

Bad news, travelers. Our jetsetter for this week fell through. We’re jetsetterless. But never fear! Lucky for you, I had a post already in the works for Thursday, and it just got bumped up to today. Moving right along, then? ————————————————————————————————- I was recently lamenting that I’m excited for this year to be over because for some reason, I had decided it hasn’t been...

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beer pressure

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in true life: amsterdam, true life: bruges, true life: brussels, true life: london | 3 comments

beer pressure

I’d like to take a moment and pat myself on the back: I’ve come a long way from my Smirnoff Ice-drinking ways of freshman year of college (oooh doesn’t that just make you want to gag?). Though this may be hard to believe, when we planned our October getaway, hubs and I didn’t set out to have such a beer-centric European itinerary. It just happened, we swear it. When we arrived in Amsterdam, we had no choice but to visit the World of Heineken: From there, things spiraled quickly out of control. Seriously, check out what happened in Bruges: After our first pint on the...

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brussels: hits & misses

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in true life: brussels | 7 comments

brussels: hits & misses

You probably already guessed from my last post: Brussels wasn’t our favorite. We had braced ourselves for this–when you plan a multi-city vacation, there’s always the chance that at least one place will disappoint. The plus side to Brussels: because so many of our experiences were so ridiculous and random, we came away with a lot of laughs and absurd memories. That’s what matters most, right? Besides, when it really comes down to it, there were more than a few places we’d recommend. Hits  Aroma Cafe This place was right on Grand Place so I’m assuming it...

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two days in brussels

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in true life: brussels | 0 comments

two days in brussels

Here’s the thing with Brussels: it is an oddly disjointed city. One of the things I love about New York is that you can walk five blocks and be in a completely new neighborhood with a different feel than where you just came from, but can’t really pinpoint when it changed. There’s a flow to this city, and seamlessly transitioning from touristy to bohemian to upper class in just a few steps is part of the allure. Brussels, on the other hand, just kind of shoves you into a new neighborhood without asking. We’d be walking on a cobbled side street, people watching and...

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