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Whew! Apologies for the jumbled posting schedule this week, but getting out of Belgium really threw me for a loop. My eight days in the country started off pretty rocky and while frustrations continued to pile up, all was forgiven upon arrival at Tomorrowland with one of my fave travel buddies by my side. Going entirely offline for four days was a blissful and much needed break, and what a better place to disconnect than a playground build for dance-loving adults? As we limped back to Brussels, filled with memories and giggles, we agreed that every indulgence was worth it.

Today, Heather and I are off to Greece to recover from the madness with the help of a little Vitamin Sea. I’m so excited to be back in the country that I’ve been vowing to return to for years! But for now, here’s a peek into my time in Belgium…

Photo A
Brussels, BelgiumScenes of Brussels

Photo B

Food in BelgiumBelgian treats

Photo C
Ghent, BelgiumGorgeous Ghent

Photo D
Tomorrowland, Boom, BelgiumArriving at Tomorrowland

Photo E
Tomorrowland, Boom, BelgiumToasting to main stage views

Photo F
Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
Selfies are pictures too!

Which photo is your favorite?

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  • Rekha Devarapalli
    July 29 2014

    Hey Alex,

    Love the Belgian chocolates in Photo B, the pretty tent in Photo D, cool champagne glasses in Photo E and of course ur selfie 🙂

    Cheers,
    Rekha
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Thanks Rekha! I love them all too 🙂

  • Kathryn
    July 29 2014

    As usual, I love all the photos…Ghent is now on my list of must-sees! And looks like you recovered nicely from the costume box held hostage by customs….

    Have a great time in Greece. Ah, Santorini!

    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Heather shared her costumes 🙂 Ghent was really beautiful, I need to return and spend a bit more time there someday.

  • Ashley
    July 29 2014

    Photo C & D! That is the cutest tent!
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      We wanted to move in permanently! It could not have been a more comfortable home for our stay… and what a place to retreat to when the festival got too hectic 🙂

  • Justine
    July 29 2014

    I love the champagne toast in photo E! But that’s one awesome outfit you’re wearing in photo F!!
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Most of it is remnants of Heather’s Batabanoo (Cayman Carnival) costume. I borrowed it for a bit and fell in love 😛

  • Steve
    July 29 2014

    Waffles & chocolate. What a combination. Photo B for me.

    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      I can’t wait to write about the fantastic chocolate tour I did in Brussels! It was one of the best I’ve ever done.

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad
    July 29 2014

    I love the selfie! Have fun in Greece 🙂

    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Thanks Ashley! So excited to be here!

  • Kristen Noelle
    July 29 2014

    You look fabulous dahling. Tomorrowland looks magical & like way, way too much fun. E & F for me!
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Thanks girl! Wanderlust Fest looks pretty amazing too!

  • Leah
    July 29 2014

    I love everything from Tomorrowland! Do I have to choose!?? Looks like it was fab, despite the stress beforehand. OK ok I choose the selfie. You really know how to pull an outfit together last minute! xx
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Luckily I had a festival buddy who was willing to share 🙂 Wow, us talking about Tomorrowland while hiking through Colca Canyon suddenly feels like a billion years ago!

  • sara
    July 29 2014

    even though i always read this is my very first comment… but i have to vote for brussels! i’m pretty sure i took a photo at the same spot as the photo on the left on my very first day there 🙂

    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      That’s so cool! While the weather could have been better it is a really photogenic city. Thanks for commenting, Sara 🙂

  • B+D! That tent looks amazing, and the Belgian treats don’t look too bad either…
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      I needed to leave Belgium when I did, or I would have ended up a million pounds! There is just WAY too much good food around.

  • Colleen Brynn
    July 29 2014

    Definitely E! So much life. It’s all so vibrant. I want to be there. You are also cute in your little feather headdress. 🙂
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Thanks! Wearing it kind of inspired me to make it to Carnival somewhere in the world in 2015 🙂

  • F ! I want to see more photos of your outfits!!
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Definitely more to come 🙂 Though I’m still gutted my Americana outfit was stuck in customs 🙁

  • Mmmmm photo B. Looks delicious!

    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      It was! Hence why I’m eating salad for a week straight here in Greece!

  • Probably photo E, looks like a luxurious festival experience – very removed from my experiences at Glastonbury!
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      Ha, yeah, we didn’t really do camping… we did glamping! It was worth every penny.

  • Jo
    July 30 2014

    I choose your beautiful face! Also I am in Greece at the moment. It is ridiculously hot but beautiful. Are you spending any time in Athens?
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  • Janice Stringer
    July 30 2014

    Photo D. Love the Tent! (you look lovely in your selfie too :-))
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    • Alex
      July 30 2014

      I could have moved into that tent permanently! It could not have been more plush.

  • Clay
    July 30 2014
    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      Thanks Clay! Much appreciated!

  • Jason
    July 30 2014

    D! But love your costume as well!

    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      Thanks Jason! It was borrowed off my friend Heather, who was smart enough to pack her festival stuff rather than try to ship it 🙂

  • Katie
    July 30 2014

    E for me! I love the dimensions of the lively background and the champagne in front.
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    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      We loved that view! It was a nice way to get a break from the crowds 🙂

  • becky hutner
    July 30 2014

    F because you’re beautiful. Ghent looks aaaalmost as beautiful.
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    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      🙂 Thanks Miss Hutner! Ghent was stunning — must return with more time to explore.

  • Erika
    July 30 2014

    Great photos, as usual! I think my favorites are the last two.
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    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      Thanks Erika! They definitely capture a bit of the festival spirit.

  • Chris
    July 30 2014

    I hope Tomorrowland was awesome, but it’s B for me this week 😉
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    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      I don’t blame you — delicious!

  • Pamela
    July 31 2014

    Photo D! Was that the tent you slept in? Looks pretty cool! Wait does it feel stuffy sleeping inside there?
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    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      That was indeed our little home for four nights! It got a bit hot as the day went on but we mostly just kept the flaps open to let air in. It was actually quite cool at night!

  • Rick
    July 31 2014

    I wont be shy – F wins by a mile – obvious reasons

  • Nguyen
    July 31 2014

    Did you get to taste some Belgium chocolate? I used to have a Belgium friend and she told me the chocolate there is amazing!

    • Alex
      August 1 2014

      Actually, I took a whole chocolate tour! Review post to come 🙂 Stay tuned!

  • MCVK
    August 1 2014

    A. You look great in F, though.

    • Alex
      August 3 2014

      Thank you! It was quite the range of photos this week 🙂

  • Ruben
    August 8 2014

    @Alex: If you’re ever back in Belgium (and Antwerp) check out the chocolate line, best chocolate ever.
    http://www.thechocolateline.be/

    • Alex
      August 11 2014

      Oh, I feel like I covered ALL the chocolate in Brussels, so I probably will need to make my way to Antwerp to keep up my track record 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation!

  • nurul
    August 13 2014

    Hi Alex,
    This is my first time dropping comment.
    Being your follower since last year.

    i love A and C. Such a breathtaking..beautiful~

    • Alex
      August 19 2014

      Thanks for reading, nurul, and for commenting! Hope to hear more from you around here 🙂

  • Anissa
    November 9 2015

    hey! loving your blog btw. I actually live in Boom, like 500 meters from the Schorre. I never went to tomorrowland but experiencing the atmosphere every year is so magical!

    • Alex
      November 11 2015

      I bet! You should go in the gates one year… I bet you’d love it 🙂

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