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Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).
Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.
Harry Pearson, A Tall Man in a Low Land.
A group of several essays written about the people and culture of Belgium,
by an Englishman who is sort of like a British Calvin Trillin, only more madcap.
Hugo Claus, The Sorrow of Belgium.
Written by Belgium's most respected author and set in Flanders during the German occupation of WWII. A coming of age novel.
Dorothy Dunnett, Niccolo Rising.
Mixing historical and fictional characters in an adventure novel. A good read.
Rudy Rucker. As Above, So Below.
A novel set in the context of the known facts of Bruegel the Elder's life, with embellishments. The book starts slowly, but picks up speed. It is informative about workshop practice in 16th-century Flanders.
"Flanders Today" is a news magazine produced by an independent team of journalists in English language, especially for foreigners who come to live in Flanders on a permanent or temporary basis. Topics in this magazine are the Flemish culture and economy, the political structure, current events, tourist attractions, etc.
20,000 copies are being printed every week. 4,000 copies will be placed in hotel rooms across Brussels.
At the same time the editors of the magazine launch an electronic newsletter and a website: www.flanderstoday.eu.