In many ways, the first time I visited Belgium is an experience that I’ve only just begun to experience.
From the quaint little villages to the sprawling, well-preserved historic sites and old-fashioned bakeries, everything is a little bit different.
The people here are incredibly friendly and hospitable.
But they’re also a bit intimidating, even though they’re not your average, “traditional” Belgian.
We’re talking about the Belgians who’ve spent the last several centuries making their own chocolas.
I can tell you that it’s a bit like traveling through the mountains to a magical place with a really great view, and I was definitely not disappointed.
This is what makes the Belgias chocolaters unique and special: their chocolats are hand-made by the people who live here.
And in some ways, it’s just like going back in time.
Belgium’s tradition of hand-crafted chocolate dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was a luxury product, and then the modern age, when chocolating became a much more practical necessity.
Before that, it was all about quality, and for that, the Belgian people are incredibly proud.
They’re not only proud of their chocolate, but of the artistry and craftsmanship they use to make their chocos.
It’s an interesting place, and there’s a lot of history behind it.
And it’s the reason why I love the Belgia.