If there's one thing that Belgium is known for doing best, it's beer. The city of Leuven has gained notoriety for being the brewing capital of Belgium, so it was safe to say that we had come to the right place for a world-class pint. With several hours set aside, a selection of Belgian beers and some connoisseurs in tow to talk us through them, it was time to bring on the beer!
No matter where you go in the world, street art is an omnipresent aspect of the urban landscape which, if you look closely enough, can be found in almost all cities. Admittedly, when it comes to street art, it's something that I'm guilty of overlooking; very often I don't even notice that it's there. However, a new found interest and appreciation has been instilled in me, following a recent street art tour in the Belgian city of Antwerp, where the street art is bright and bold and commands attention.
The tour was hosted by street art enthusiast and Antwerp local, Tim Marschang. His affinity for Antwerp's thriving street art scene was apparent from the get-go as he began to shed some light on the culture attached to it and the painstaking process that goes into creating a piece.
Impromptu days out are always fun, especially when there's the freedom to fly anywhere in the country. So when Paul (who happens to have a pilot's license) wanted to fly somewhere for a spontaneous day out, it was an offer I couldn't refuse, especially as the weather was splendid. We had originally planned to fly down to Cambridge for the day, however for one reason or another the local runway was closed, so instead we went to Wales. We flew out on a charter plane from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, where it takes just under an hour to get to Wales - it certainly beat driving!