This week will be my first trip to Belgium! I am excited to travel to a place where language shouldn't be a barrier. I plan to spend the majority of my time in Bruges, which I hear is spectacular!
These are my two substantial Belgian cuisine desires:
-I will be able to eat a Belgian waffle
-I will be able to find nut free, pure Belgian chocolate to eat
I have no idea what I will find as far as eating with my allergies, but I hope to not miss out on everything this country is known for (since I am already unable to have the mussels, a Bruges specialty).
In preparation for my trip, I will organize plenty of extra medicines (including Epi-pens, Benedryl, and inhalers). I will also make sure to have all health paperwork accounted for in my travel folder, as well as the emergency numbers. I also learned earlier this year the importance here of making sure that my phone has plenty of money on it (most phones here are pre-pay), so in case of an emergency, I have enough money to call my allergist and family in the U.S. I also make sure that I have appropriate chef cards in the country language (for Belgium it will be English and French).
Besides that, I should be ready to go! Now I just need to figure out what clothes to pack... :)