Cheese Market Celebration in Mechelen

Cheese Market Celebration in Mechelen

What Makes the Kaaswinkel Schockaert so Amazing?
Accidental Discovery
As I was headed to a meeting in Mechelen (Belgium), I was drawn by the view inside the cheese shop Kaaswinkel Schockaert.  Even in the rain with an umbrella over my head and my eyes directed towards the ground, a long counter displaying more than 100 cheeses caught my attention.   I had to go inside and take a peak.

Cheese counter view from street

 

Cheese counter looking towards…

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Ristorante Rossi Slow Food in Leuven

Ristorante Rossi Slow Food in Leuven

What Makes Leuven a City to Visit?
After a day trip to Hasselt in Belgium, a friend and I stopped in Leuven on our way back to Brussels for dinner.  Leuven is a hustling and charming university city about 15 minutes outside of Brussels in the province of Flemish Brabant.

 
Oude Markt
Many consider Oude Markt in Leuven to be the longest bar in Belgium in the summer because this central square and surrounding areas are lined with cafes.  Once the weather becomes warm, everyone seems to come out from hibernation to sit outside with friends with a drink or food in their hands.

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