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Visiting Cambrai and Nord-Pas- Calais, France

An accidental hotel booking landed us in an undiscovered part of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. After finding six great things to do in the Cambrai region, we’re ready to return for more.

Visiting Val-Dieu Abbey Brewery in Aubel, Belgium

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Belgium in a Glass.Settled under the shady trees in the Berwinne Valley, just a ten-minute stroll from the Aux Berges de la Bel B&B is the stately Renaissance Abbey of Val-Dieu. Besides simply admiring the beauty of the architecture in this tranquil setting, there are four great reasons to visit Val-Dieu.

Aux Berges de la Bel Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Aubel, Belgium

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Eat Wallonia.The Aux Berges de la Bel bed and breakfast in Aubel, Belgium, has a sunny terrace, quiet rooms and a fantastic restaurant. It’s the perfect weekend escape from Brussels.

Visiting the Blegny Mine UNESCO site in Liege, Belgium

One of Belgium’s most interesting UNESCO sites lies deep under the hilly terrain of Liege province. Touring Blegny Mine illustrates how the dangerous job of coal mining shaped Wallonia’s industrial past.

Cooking Like Julia at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France

Today, our guest contributor, Leigh Anne, shares her experience learning to cook like Julia Child, at the legendary Cordon Bleu culinary school, in Paris, France.

Visiting the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series CheeseWeb's Asian Adventure 2013.In retrospect, I should have done more research, but the only thing I could focus on was the number of stairs; 431 steps in the humid Hong Kong heat. The things I will do for a photo opportunity.

Hotel Chateau Clery and Le Berthier Restaurant, Boulogne, France

The Hotel Chateau Cléry is a gorgeous place to stay in the Boulogne region of France. With its expansive parkland and delicious restaurant it makes a lovely rural retreat, just minutes from bustling Bouglone-Sur-Mer.

Visiting the NAUSICAA Aquarium in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France

In a rather unassuming concrete building, on the edge of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, is an aquatic wonderland, waiting to be discovered, just a short drive from Belgium. Its name is NAUSICAA and it is an aquarium like no other.

6 Things to Do in Beersel, near Brussels, Belgium

I’m always eager to explore a new part of Belgium and when it’s with a local guide, even better. So when a friend offered to show me around her town, Beersel, just outside of Brussels, I was keen to see what she had in store.
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CheeseWeb's Top 10 Things To Do in Belgium (you won't find in a guide book)

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