A Moving Visit to Ieper, Belgium

We spent half a day touring around the region of Ieper, Belgium the other day and it was quite and experience. WWI battlefields nearby still bear the scars of the turbulent months near the end of the war when thousands of men died in the Flanders Fields. Especially poignant is the fact that many thousands […]

Postcard from Brugge

“ A dog seems bored by the scene below his window along one of the canals in this city known as the “Venice of the North.

Today in Brugge

First order of business after checking into our hotel in the center of lovely Brugge was a trek to the Dumon Chocolaterie, which is definitely the best chocolate in this chocoholic country and city. Haley and her grandpa Dick are wrapping up their purchases of chocolate, including some gifts and of course, some self-gifting was […]

Best Chocolate Shop in Brugges, Belgium

We visited the little shop of the Dumon family the other day for their wonderful handcrafted chocolate. Madame Dumon explained that there are many chocolate shops in Brugges, but only four which still make their own chocolate. All the others ship it in from large factories. And, I was so impressed that upon entering, before […]