Living and Teaching English in Belgium - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although small in size, Belgium plays a big role on the international stage as it is effectively the capital of the European Union.
Due to this status, it has a huge number of foreign nationals living and working in various jobs all over the country.
If you are thinking about joining them, take a look through the following guides as they should give you some extra insight into the country and its people.
As well as a few simple travel tips, you will find a guide to the capital city Brussels and a list of interesting facts and figures.
As Belgium borders several other countries, including European heavyweights Germany and France, it is home to a fascinating and diverse culture.
During your stay in Belgium you will not want to miss out on any of the famous cuisine from the region, such as waffles, fine chocolates and Belgium beer.
There are plenty of popular towns and cities to explore, including the capital Brussels and the beautiful city of Bruges which is often called the Venice of the North due to its extensive canal system.
The national dish is known as moules-frites, a simple but delicious meal of mussels and fries that you are sure to enjoy on numerous occasions as it is served in cafés, bars and restaurants all over the country.
The city of Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative center of the European Union, which is why it is often referred to as the capital of Europe.
Everywhere you go in Brussels you will come across the famous local chocolate which is widely considered to be among the very best in the world.
Thanks to its great location, Brussels can easily be reached by car, plane, bus or train from most other major centers across Europe.
Throughout the city there are plenty of interesting attractions to explore, including the Grand Place, the Royal Palace and over a hundred different museums.
You will also find many other culinary treats such as mussels and fries, the national dish, and Brussels’ waffles which are served hot with whipped cream.
As the political center of the European Union, Belgium has a relatively high international profile despite its small size.
If you feel more comfortable with the pace of life in the city than you do in the countryside then you are in luck as virtually all Belgians live in an urban environment.
It is also worth mentioning that although Belgium is one of the lowest-lying countries in the world, its men are actually the second tallest on average.
If it is on your radar, take a look at this intriguing list of facts about the country which is sure to contain some things that you don’t already know.
Did you know that the World Wide Web and plastic, two of the biggest game changers in recent history, were both invented in Belgium?
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