Belgium: Montagne de Bueren in Liège

Liège is about 40 minutes from Leuven by train.I went there for sightseeing with my mother while my chèri was working.To go to the center of Liège, change the train at Liège-Guillemins, and get off at Liège-Palais.It was first time for us to use the train in Belgium but quite easy! After arriving to Liège-Palais afternoon, we went to Place du Marché to look for lunch.We filled up ourselves with pasta and wine at the Italian restaurant Il Calpacio and headed to Montagne de Bueren. Montagne de Buerren was built in 1875, having 373 stairs to go up the mountain.It was a great weather…or too good.We regretted that we had…

Belgium: Life in Leuven

Leuven is only 30 minute away from Brussels both by car and by train.We stayed there about three weeks in this summer.It is a famous “univercity” in Belgium, but we were lucky to have been there while the summer break. Leuven was a safe and nice-sized city, especially for my mother to walk around.We went on a day trip but always came back to Leuven for dinner.Our favourite restaurants are the Italian ZOff and the ethnic restaurant Kalypta.We also found a clothing store, Profiel, mainly dealing with Belgian high brands. We were having good days in Leuven until the final week of stay.It happened after my mother went back to…