Belgium… what do you know about this country that sits right beside France and Germany? We knew very little, but we were going there for a race at the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps racetrack. Since we’d never been to Belgium before, we thought we’d spend some time after the race doing a quick tour of the area. With only about 2 ½ days before we were scheduled to be in Germany, we took in as much as we could in that short period of time… and nobody does speed-touring like us!
When we decided to go to Belgium and Germany this year – first and foremost on our to-do list was to sample real authentic Belgian Chocolate – not the store-bought stuff, it HAD to be from a chocolatier. Second on the list was to try the beer and hopefully get a tour as well. Hoegaarden is one of the best beers you can buy, so drinking that while in Belgium would be a slam-dunk – right? Wrong, more on that later. Google is a wonderful thing because Belgian Tourism (country, town or region) has a long way to go when it comes to marketing to tourists – they don’t even have a Twitter account!! Every time we found something interesting and thought about finding more information, it was a dead-end as far as any tourism office website was involved. Thankfully Google and TripAdvisor filled in the requisite information satisfactorily and made it a wonderful trip.