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'Expect the unique' can be an adage suitable for Belgium. It is well known for various social reforms that brought about compulsory education and voting, a high number of female government officials, as well as legalisation of euthanasia, gay marriage, and recreational drug use. The list goes on and on to include the introduction of electronic IDs for its population and the widespread publication of comic books.

All these make Belgium one of the most fascinating countries to visit in Europe. Each city offers its own highlights from art and architecture to food and beverages. Travellers going for an enjoyable trip won't miss out, as they explore the sights, eat, and be merry.

When travellers go to Belgium, they should be prepared to go on a food trip. This European country is famous for its chocolates, pastries, and different types of finger foods like waffles and chips. Travellers should look for famous chocolatiers and brands during their trip. Belgium has a long history of being one of the world's largest manufacturers of pralines. These are sweet confections that consist of a hard chocolate shell with a soft centre, which can either be butter, marzipan, liquor, or even a softer type of chocolate. Travellers can look for assorted selections put inside a decorative box, a nice romantic gift.

Brussels, the capital city, is also the headquarters of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. This makes Belgium the centre of European politics, making it a go-to destination for diplomats and specialists in international studies. There are also various interesting landmarks for those interested in art. There's the Musical Instrument Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, where tourists can learn about the highlights of Belgium's Culture.

Weapon enthusiasts will also be delighted in the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. There are various collections available, from uniforms and firearms to armoured vehicles and equipment. Tourists who want to revisit their childhood can also go to the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art. Original strips of Tin Tin's adventures and the Smurfs can be found here.

How to get around within Belgium

Trains make the most efficient way to get around Belgium. There are dense systems that allow travel within the metropolis and up to different regions in the country. There are four types of trains namely the InterCity, Inter-Regional, Local, and Peak-Hour Commuter trains.

Buses make up the second most popular transport for tourists. Riding the bus is a good option when travelling to the inner areas of the cities. Trams can also be found in Brussels and Antwerp.

Two modes of transportation not recommended for travellers are cars and taxis. Even though Belgium has an excellent motorway system, traffic can get horrendous during peak hours, especially during summer when the streets can get crammed with cars. Taxis, on the other hand, can be costly. This makes it infeasible to use when on a tight budget.

How to get there

Travellers going to Belgium will most likely land on Brussels Airport, the 25th busiest airport in Europe. Those coming from Europe can board flights from various airlines including Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Aer Lingus, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines, easyJet, Finnai, Germanwings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, and Ukraine International Airlines.

Those coming from Asia and Africa can book seats on planes from Air Algerie, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hainan Airlines, Jet Airways, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, and Turkish Airlines.

North American tourists, on the other hand, can get flights on Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways.  

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