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No Tulips Without Rain, 6: The Glory of Ghent

June 09, 2023 - The Belgian city of Ghent flourished and surpassed its commercial rival, Bruges, during the late Middle Ages. Ghent grew...
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No Tulips Without Rain, 5: Reconsidering Rubens

June 01, 2023 - The official walking tour of Antwerp was an uncomfortable affair, owing to the damp, chilly conditions this morning, tho...
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No Tulips Without Rain, 3: The Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

May 25, 2023 - We walked through the Parc de Bruxelles from our hotel in order to reach the Museum of Fine Arts. It was quite cold, tho...
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No Tulips Without Rain, 4: An Antwerp Afternoon

May 23, 2023 - Our transfer from Brussels to Antwerp by train was not as simple a matter as Belgium’s extensive rail system and modest...
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No Tulips Without Rain, 2:. Grease and Grandeur

May 20, 2023 - The Belgians’ assertions about the superiority of their carbohydrates are not restricted to chocolate and waffles. They...
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No Tulips Without Rain, 1: Never on Wednesday

May 14, 2023 -  If you tell someone that you are going to Belgium, it is likely that your listener’s response will be to insist that y...
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