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Why Belgium is the Perfect European Country for Your Next Vacation

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With spring days here and travel restrictions easing, it’s time to start looking forward to vacations. Many European countries are welcoming travelers again.Two major travel trends to have emerged in the last few years are solo travel and sustainable travel – both trends set to continue beyond 2022.  Most solo travelers are women so while there’a a wonderful world out there to explore, traveling safely should always be prioritized. It’s worth checking out the best cities for women to solo travel. 

 Lockdown has given us time to be more environmentally aware. Although we’ve learned to appreciate what our local areas have to offer, many of us are now hoping to travel further afield in a way that’s as kind as possible to the environment. 

What is the best way of traveling sustainably in 2022?

The top tip for sustainable travel is traveling slowly. Traveling by road, rail and public transport are best for getting to your destination. While time constraints mean this is sometimes impractical, there are ways of traveling sustainably once you arrive. If you must fly, limit your air travel. Rather than taking a few trips, take one air trip per year and stay longer in your destination. Slow down and explore one country or region well. Europe has so many small countries neighboring each other and such great public transport links that it’s an ideal place to explore on vacation. This article considers why Belgium is an unmissable country for a wonderful trip.

Location

Belgium is surrounded by France, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands and the North sea. It’s small and easily explored using public transport or by bicycle.  Belgium offers countless historic castles, cathedrals, museums and medieval villages as well as bustling cosmopolitan towns and cities. It also boasts a delightful green region. This section looks at its highlights.

Cities 

Bruges.

 A picture perfect medieval city built on a network of canals with pretty cobbled streets and historical buildings. It’s a fairytale town and can be easily explored on foot, by boat, bicycle or horse drawn carriage. There are charming cafés and chocolate shops everywhere.

Ghent

A larger university town full of cathedrals and historical buildings. Gravasteen Castle with its moat is unmissable. The profusion of galleries and museums make Ghent a haven for art lovers.

Antwerp

The vibrant fashion capital, hosts museums, galleries, architecture and darling cafés. It’s a great place for shopping and chilling. Het Steen Castle, a medieval castle which protected the city from viking raids, is impressive.

Brussels

Multicultural, multilingual and cosmopolitan, art galleries and historic sites abound. The Grand Place is probably one of the most famous squares in Belgium. Brussels is a bigger city and merits a couple of days to visit properly. Tin Tin comics tour in the Hergé museum is a fun activity.

Durbuy

By contrast, Durbuy, just 2 hours from Brussels, is known as the smallest city in the world! It’s idyllic with cobbled streets and flower boxes everywhere. The river Ourthe passes through Durbuy. Visit the Topiary Park and quench your thirst at the Marckloff brewery. Adventure valley park nearby, is a great spot for outdoor activities

Dinant

Hometown of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, Dinant is a treat. Follow the saxophone trail and take a cable car trip up to the citadel. The views of the River Meuse are spectacular.

The Ardennes

If you want to get out of the cities and towns, travel south to the beautiful verdant Ardennes. With its forests, rivers and trails, it’s a haven for cyclists and hikers.

Cool off at the coast

Belgium is blessed with beautiful sandy beaches and coastal towns. Ostend, made famous by Marvin Gaye who lived there, has lots to do. Nearby De Haan is another seaside town worth a visit.  

Historical sites not to miss:

Waterloo. Final battleground of the Napoleonic wars.

Menin Gate in Ypres. A memorial to soldiers lost in WW1

Langemark Cemetery. Burial site of thousands of German soldiers killed in the war.

Belgium has it all not to mention its delicious culinary delights. If you get bored, which is unlikely, you can simply nip across the border and choose another wonderful country to explore.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Suffered An Animal Attack? Learn Why Hiring An Attorney Is Important!

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If you watch a lot of television and commercials, you may be thinking that a personal injury attorney los angeles is only helpful when you get in a car or truck accident. However, that is completely false. A personal injury attorney can handle a myriad of causes, including animal attacks. 

Animal attacks can be dangerous. From giving permanent injuries to traumatizing a person for life, there is nothing that makes animal attacks less dangerous than a car accident. If you have suffered from a dog bite, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney.

Reasons to hire an attorney when attacked by an animal

 

  • The financial consequences of the attack can be devastating. 

 

The financial consequences of an animal bite or attack are no less than a car or truck wreck. Medical costs in Los Angeles are expensive, and you should not have to bear the costs when another party is at fault. The things you may need to pay for include: 

  • Emergency room visit
  • Antibiotics or other prescription drugs
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical devices such as crutches
  • Transportation by ambulance
  • X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests
  • Blood tests
  • Outpatient physician services

All these can cost you a hundred thousand dollars or more. Having an attorney by your side can ensure that you will get some, most, or entire medical damages from the other party. 

 

  • Attorneys have legal knowledge about the laws concerning animal bites. 

 

An attorney with experience, knowledge, and years of training in handling animal bite cases can increase your chances of winning. They understand how complex filing a lawsuit and its procedure can be and can make the process easier for you. They can do most of the legal work while you focus on your recovery. They can also thoroughly explain everything you need to know about dog bite claims. 

 

  • Attorneys can negotiate on your behalf. 

 

Attorneys possess good negotiation skills. The defendant party will try their best to pay you as little as possible. They do not care about your injury as your attorney would. However, you must not accept a settlement less than what you deserve. Animal bites can lead to devastating physical and mental injuries and should be compensated properly. An attorney can make sure you get the right amount so you can manage your damages. 

 

  • They understand your legal rights. 

 

The best part about hiring an attorney is that they understand the law, which means they understand your rights as well. The average person does not fully know their rights as a victim in a dog bite claim, which may put them at a disadvantage. An attorney can protect you from making wrong choices and being fooled by another party. 

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