Belgium is a famous European country, but not too many have put this wonderful country on the top of the vacation to-visit list. For those who do not really travel often and who have never gone to Europe, would most likely put London in England, Paris in France, and Rome in Italy on the top 3 spots of their vacation list. But have they really considered Belgium?
The country of Belgium is often heard during United Nations parades and programs in schools, where students really research and dress up (or at least try to) in authentic Belgian costumes. Then there is the Belgian chocolate and Belgian ice cream craze. They are known for these products. So if these are not reasons to go to Belgium, then probably their Antwerp Fashion would tempt you to go, especially if you are into fashion and would love to go shopping for new clothes.
Anyway, fashion Antwerp is fast becoming a central place for fashion enthusiasts and fashion buyers. Among its fast-rising designers are the Antwerp Six-that is their collective name. Antwerp has kind of earned a cult status in the fashion world because there you can find and enroll in the Royal Academe of the Fine Arts-a great school for fashion and the arts and one of the finest in Europe. Many of the fashion designers in Belgium have origins that can be traced from this school, which is no wonder why many successful fashion designers here have good academic and design backgrounds. It seems that the artistic inclination of students are very much nurtured in this school that they could produce really liberal fashion ideas that the world has embraced.
While in Belgium , you may also want to visit neighboring places like Valencia in Spain. The food in valencia is superb and not very pricey. You would want to sample their native cuisine in small restaurants that you will find in not-so-famous streets, as opposed to grand restaurants and hotel restaurants because their dishes are prepared by chefs. It would rather be nice to try out the foods prepared by the local mistress because that will be authentic local fare.
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