All posts tagged: Brussels

All aboard the Orient Express!

Some months ago, I went to the Train World museum in Brussels to see the temporary “Orient Express” exhibition, which presented the history of this famous train and even showcased parts of it. I have always been fascinated by trains and this exhibit seemed like a perfect way to go on a local adventure and learn new things.

The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Belgium

In the north-western part of the Brussels region, the area of Laeken is known for its huge park, the Atomium, the Mini-Europe tourist attraction and the Royal Palace and Greenhouses. It is there that the Belgian royal family has its official residence (yes, there is a Belgian royal family!). Once a year, the Greenhouses open their gates for only a few weeks to allow everyone to see how majestic and beautiful they are.

Belgium’s Blue Forest

As with some of my previous local adventures, this new one is all about flowers and specifically about bluebells. These pretty purple flowers look like tiny little bells and were in full bloom at the end of April. They are usually found in woodlands and are typically associated with fairies and magic.