Although Mechelen is not well known among tourists, it is a very beautiful city to visit. On top of that, there are also a number of very good restaurants and places to enjoy a good glass of wine or a coffee.
Although we are living in Belgium, we don’t visit The Netherlands, and particularly Amsterdam a lot. In fact, I have lived in The Netherlands (Eindhoven) for almost 4 years and I have visited Amsterdam twice. So when we were looking for an interesting city not far from Belgium, we quickly decided on this beautiful historical city.
We love food, and that is only an understatement. So, when I saw that you could do a food tour in Reykjavik, I didn’t hesitate and booked one. You really get to know a country by its food. We booked a tour at Wake Up Reykjavik.
I love Asian food and luckily I found a friend who agreed to accompany me to Umamido to have some ramen. Ramen is a Japanese dish consisting of noodles served in a yummy broth, flavoured with miso or soy sauce with toppings of pork, vegetables, and sometimes an egg. Although I never had it, I knew I needed to try it.
With a group of friends we went to ‘t Fonduehuisje in Leuven. Here they serve Swiss meat and cheese fondue, as well as raclette or Swiss Chinese fondue. We decided to have gourmet which came with unlimited meat together with sauces, french fries, and salad. This kind of dinners is always nice because I think it is a cosy way of being with friends, especially when it is cold outside.
A lot of people say it is impossible to have good (and healthy) food in the US. They say you only can get fast food like burgers and pizza. During our trip (and previous trips to the US), we discovered that you can get really good food, sometimes by doing some research, like using Tripadvisor or yelp for example. In the small towns, the local diner always has a big variety of choices for not only dinner, but also lunch and especially breakfast. Also in the supermarket, you have more choices for healthy and adapted food then we have in Belgium.