Belgium

Country Information:

The capital of Belgium is Brussels. There are approximately 12 million people living here. The official languages of the country are Dutch, French, and German. Belgians predominantly practice Roman Catholicism. 

Jim’s Perspectives:

Have been to Belgium several times while in Europe. Drove by the Grand Place, the Palais de Justice, the European Parliament building and then had dinner enjoying some amazing food and cold beer. 

It’s impossible to visit Belgium without enjoying it’s rich culture of chocolates and waffles as I did in 2022!

One fun fact about is that Belgian men are the second tallest in the world measuring on average over 5’9″.

Went to check out where Napoleon fought his last battle … at Waterloo:

 

Monaco

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Austria

Country Information: The  Republic of Austria, founded in 1804! The capital is Vienna. About 8.5 million people live here and the primary languages are German, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Austrian German. In Austria there is religious freedom, but many Austrians are...

Solomon Islands

Country Information:  The tropical Solomon Islands temperatures are wet and warm year-round. The name comes from King Solomon de Mendana, the nephew of a former Peruvian governor. About 700,000 people live here. The islands gained independence in 1978 from Britain and...