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How to save money in Brussels?

Money. Don’t you wish it would just grow on a tree? Preferably one in your own backyard of course. Keep on wishing… it won’t happen unfortunately. However, in our perennial search to balance our monthly budgets, there are certainly a few things we can do on the debit side. In other words, how can you lower your expenses without giving in on what and how much you buy or do? In this post I would like to share a few of my experiences to save money in Brussels. It is not about budgeting or money saving in general (e.g. taking shorter showers, use the car less frequently …), but it provides some concrete examples of how I saved a lot of money in Brussels quite easily over the past few years. Some may work for you, some may not. Either way, I hope they can be of any advantage to you and ob...

Belgian chocolate, simply the best

Belgium is known for its mouthwatering chocolate. While many other countries are proud of their chocolate industry, such as Switzerland, I cannot draw any other conclusion that Belgian chocolate is the best. With so much temptation around, I have to admit that my chocolate consumption has at least quadrupled since I came to Brussels in 2010. Five years ago, when I was teaching a class on international business strategies at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, I dedicated half a session on Belgian chocolate. With a room full of MBA-students, we were trying to find an answer to the question why out of all countries it was Belgium that developed into the world’s premier quality chocolate producer. Simply stating that Belgium has the best chocolatiers does namely not explain how it beca...