Bittersweet: a creative praline shop in Belgium. 「My chocolate 🍫 is cuter than yours. 」

Living in the “kingdom of chocolate”, finally I decided to write something about the Belgian pralines. When it comes to Belgium, many of my Chinese friends back home could associate it with the world-famous chocolate. But what exactly is Belgian chocolate famous for? Most local people will tell you the pralines, you can so many chained or independent chocolatiers in any Belgian cities.

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An Ethiopian Food and Culture Evening

I live in Leuven, which is home to Belgium’s oldest and biggest university, KU Leuven. Every year many international students come to study here, those different student communities often host different events to present their local food and culture. Through years, I got to know many friends from all over the world, many of whom have inspired me in many aspects. Thanks to them, eventually I’ve developed my dream of travelling the world.

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Christmas tree turned into a Carousel

This year we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Christmas market in town by setting up a cute Christmas tree and a big wheel in Ladeuzeplein, a square that features the university library of KU Leuven. This year I wouldn’t be in Belgium for Christmas, I decided to go take a look before I head on my vacation.

由于圣诞节要去旅行,没办法在欧洲过圣诞节,所以最近一些天的圣诞气氛显得很宝贵,我们城市鲁汶的圣诞市场才刚开始,但是我一直觉得这里的圣诞市场是比利时最温馨的。刚巧今年要庆祝圣诞市场诞生30周年,所以更是特别装饰了广场,跟我去看看吧。

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Happy SinterKlaas Day, Steemians!

Today is Dec. 6, SinterKlaas Day. The Sint is a popular character that looks similar to the better known Santa Claus, although many say that the figure of Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) and his role during Christmas, is largely based on our Sinterklaas. It is actually a festival celebrated extensively in the European low countries (the Nederlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and northern France). Continue reading Happy SinterKlaas Day, Steemians!