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Belgium Travel Tips

Belgium Travel Tips: Know Before You Go

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What Belgium lacks in size (its about the size of the state of Maryland), it makes up for it in beautiful architecture, intriguing culture, complex history, legendary beers, and delectable cuisine.   To give you a little background and to help you have the most enjoyable trip possible, check out a few factors that are useful to know before you go:

Belgium Travel Tips:
LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN BELGIUM

Due to Belgium’s complex history, it has three official languages. If you are in the northern Flanders region, the top language is Flemish Dutch.  In the southern region of Wallonia, most people speak French. In a smaller region in the east, German is the main language. Even though English isn’t an official language of Belgium, it is still spoken by 55% of its people. The city of Brussels is considered bilingual as many languages are spoken there – and it’s home to the European Union headquarters and NATO. Check out our additional tips on how to travel to a country where you don’t know the language.

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Portugal Travel Tips: Know Before You Go

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Portuguese have a rich cultural heritage and are known for being friendly and welcoming to travelers. Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest countries and offers exquisite cuisine, delectable wines, and breathtaking coastlines. To give you a little background and to help you have the most enjoyable trip possible, check out a few factors that are useful to know before you go:

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Holiday Meal Traditions

Holiday Meal Traditions From Around The World

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Surrounding most holidays, you’ll find a wide assortment of holiday meal traditions that vary by country and even by region.  Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like sitting down with your loved ones to share a hearty meal.

Here, in the U.S., when we hear the words “holiday meal”, we think of roasted turkeys or hams, mashed potatoes, and tasty pies. We thought it would be interesting to showcase a few holiday meal traditions in countries where you can experience a Taste Vacation:

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