Salient by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. is a book-length poem that combines reflections on the Battle of Passchendaele with the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd,
This new Discovering Belgium Quiz focuses on the First World War. Answer these 20 multiple-choice questions and share your score!
Discover the history of battlefield tours in Flanders Fields, and what makes a good battlefield tour guide.
The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott is an excellent and moving novel about the aftermath of the First World War
Nele Bille, who works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, describes her job and her favourite locations in Belgium.
Some thoughts on why we remember the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Plus news of upcoming posts on this topic.
An introduction to five castles in Hainaut Province, to briefly visit in one day, or over multiple days for more in-depth visits.
Enjoy a short walk on the Beninksberg, to the north of Leuven, a small but varied nature reserve with woodland, heathland and grassland
Enjoy a 8 km country walk starting from the village of L’Ecluse and through the Rosdel nature reserve near Hoegaarden.
Take the train to Mons, hire a bike, and spend the day cycling around Hainaut province. Here’s a route, including visits to a brewery and a museum.
“The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels” is a must-have for tourists, while residents will be surprised at what might be just around the corner from them.
Select one or more of these three walks in Hainaut Province for a half- or full-day of hiking pleasure in lovely countryside.