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.
Continue reading Bittersweet: a creative praline shop in Belgium. 「My chocolate 🍫 is cuter than yours. 」
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.
Continue reading An Ethiopian Food and Culture Evening
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.
Continue reading Christmas tree turned into a Carousel
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!