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Special to The TimesGETTING THERE From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Brussels is offered on Lufthansa, Swiss, American, KLM, United, Delta, British Airways and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $656. Ghent is less than an hour by train from...
Special to The Times"The things we do with beer, eh?" the waiter said as surprise registered on our faces. We had just tasted a delectable dessert: a sorbet made with three hop-brewed beverages — a wit (white) beer, a kriek (cherry) lambic and an abbey-style ale. We...
Brussels -- Generations of Belgian schoolchildren have tramped past glass-topped cases of insects at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, a few miles southeast of Brussels. Now this moldering dowager, created by Belgian King Leopold II around the turn...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBRUSSELS -- Europe's history is littered with noble ideas and broken dreams. Now there is a new dream: Unity. Twelve West European nations, among them countries whose differences dragged the world to war twice in this century, have pledged to complete...
Tags: Diplomacy, Denmark, Edith Cresson, Government, Belgium
VarietyThe 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners. Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and writer-director Bob Saget hosted the kudos at the...
Varvara Lepchenko, with her new sparkly gold fingernails, enjoyed a hectic and productive birthday week at the Brussels Open in Belgium last week. The 27-year-old resident of Upper Macungie Township reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court...
Tags: Germany, Tennis, Julia Goerges, Macungie, Whitehall
If you’re one of the lucky few to score an $85 ticket to one of the Rolling Stones’ 50 and Counting tour shows, you might have enough money left to drop $750 on a new band box set. The Brussels Affair box set featured the band’s...
Tags: Mick Jagger
Rick Steves' EuropeBelgium falls through the cracks. It's a little country, not big enough for people to find on a map sometimes. But it's one of Europe's great secrets. While its capital, Brussels, has become overly international, the port city to the north -- Antwerp --...
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
Rick Steves' EuropeLast October, the Nobel Peace Prize was given to 500 million people who have, for the last 65 years, made a conscious decision to live together in peace and harmony: the European Union (EU). In the words of the Nobel Committee, "The EU has helped to...
ANTWERP, Belgium — Why go to Antwerp when you can just as easily visit Brussels or Brugge? You go exactly because it isn't Brussels or Brugge. Antwerp has the elegance of the European Union capital without its grandiosity and the picturesque charm...
Tags: Belgium, European Union
BRUSSELS, Belgium — In a shop just a few steps from this city's famed Grand Place, there's barely time to breathe as Svenja Schmitz serves a steady stream of customers. They're mostly locals with whom Schmitz converses in French or Flemish. But she...
Tags: Albert II, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Belgium, Chocolates
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