Beers and mussels in Brussels!

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We took a weekend jaunt in August to beautiful Belgium where we soaked up glorious rays of sunshine on cobblestone patios, sipping on fresh local beers and picking at our moules et frites (mussels and French fries for the less cultured readers). It doesn’t matter if I was one of you in July, since my trip to Bruges and Brussels, after countless kms spent exploring tiny alleyways built five centuries ago and brushing up my rusty French on menu translations, I am now cultured, ok?

To be frank, we spent most of our time walking. When we weren’t walking, we were stopping to admire and snapping fleeting photos. When we weren’t being tourists, we were eating and drinking. We even found time to ride in a tiny boat along the canal in Bruges, have lunch at the oldest pub (people have been frequenting it since 1515) and finally found the elusive underground haunt serving over 120 Belgian beers.

But since pictures are worth more than words, here are a few to keep you going until our next trip to London in a few weeks time to have an Aussie reunion!

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In summary, here is a handy list of brews we sampled. All were delicious and small, so don’t judge us.

– Leffe (it’s a must)
– Duvel (the catch up beer)
– Primus 
– Hooegarden (when in Rome, eh?)
– La Chouffe (a cute dwarf logo, what’s not to love?)
– Fort Lapin
– Saison 1858 (award winning, best enjoyed in summer)
– Malheur (dark, delicious and 12% people!)
– Mystique
– Bruge Zot
– Gauloise Ambree
– Stella Artois (but of course)
– Jupiler
– Delirium Tremens (very tasty)
– Campus Premium
– Floris Wit Blanche 
– Westmalle 

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Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having two kids). As the founder of Babies, Business + Breakfast™, she produces parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advise others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions: babiesbusinessbreakfast.com She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: notesfromanotherland.com. Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date. Connect with her on: Twitter @amymlynch Facebook.com/AmyMaureenLynchWriter Instagram.com/amymaureenlynch LinkedIn.com/in/amymlynch/

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