Our trip to Liege is anything but ordinary.
We’re likely going to be going in different directions for the day. Ryan’s going to be retracing the footsteps of his 17 year old self, while I’m going to discover the city’s more classic sights and have lots of fun exploring. It’s no accident we’re in Liege on a Wednesday. This is the traditional day that exchange students gather together at a couple of the local pubs and we wanted Ryan to relive the real, authentic student experience one more time.
Unfortunately, there’s very little information on Liege in most guidebooks. We'd like to change that! Luckily, our partners from the Belgium Tourism Office were able to send us some local information from travel magazines, as well as offer some personal recommendations.
Leaving to Chance:
Ryan’s planning to go with the flow – it’s hard to predict how much time he’ll want or need to retrace his steps. As for me, I've got a loose plan and I'm happy to just enjoy exploring.
We'll likely be heading in different directions for the day, so I'll make sure to email the hotel in advance to let them know one of us will be checking in early to drop off bags into storage.
Street food dominated Ryan’s life in Liege when he was a student and I’m eager to try it today. At the top of the list is the famous Liegeoise waffle, followed by delicious frites.
Splurges and Souvenirs:
The sky is the limit in Liege - it’s been 20 years since Ryan’s last visit and I want him to absolutely enjoy it! (Ryan's note: This is one of the many. many reasons I love my wife.)
Pulling into Liege, the city's most famous attraction opened up before me. The train station in Leige is a gorgeous architectural wonder, fitting for a city that is at the crossroads of so many countries. We splurged on a rare taxi ride to our hotel and it was nice not to worry about directions for a change.
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