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Brussels is often referred to as the capital of Europe. Indeed, this  city is International because it has the headquarters of the European Union and NATO. Brussels offers more than governmental buildings to uphold this well earned title. From my personal experience, the mixture of culture, art,  incredible restaurants and vibrant  nightlife, make my every visit to Brussels memorable.

The Atomium

Similar to many of the European countries, Brussels  has a broad metro network and therefore, one day pass gives unlimited journeys. The train network is also very clear and reasonably priced. Having this in mind, a traveler can experience allot of the sights and attractions while in Brussels in a day.

Certainly, If you visit this city for a day, you have to see these wonders of the city of  Brussels:

The Atomium

In general, there exists a perception that, a visit to New York is never complete without a trip to the world’s famous landmark; The Statue of Liberty. Similarly, a visit to Paris is never Continue reading

 First and foremost, for the last few months, we have been avoiding the bucket list approach to our travels. The reasons behind this are:

  • It’s  limiting
  • We could ultimately miss out on new experiences that develop along the way 

Indeed, travel isn’t all about checking off the bucket list,  the experiences help in self empowerment and also making memories. To be honest,  the Strepy-Thieu Funicular Boat Lift is one of those things that absolutely was never in my bucket list. But after our adventure, I think that  it’s an absolute must see  if you are travelling through Belgium. It’s definitely a tourist attraction in its own right!
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Having five nights to spend in Rome  (Part I) & (Part II)  during Christmas, we had an action packed holiday.  In our adventure to explore Rome, we decide to narrow down our focus and to visit the Vatican, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Colosseum and Roman Forum. This is because Rome is a big city with allot to offer. Therefore, it  could take us a life time to explore it.

What happens in Rome, stays in Rome, right? In this case, I really don’t think so! To have a great travel content writing for my readers, I think that it’s  important for me to write  about all concrete details (both positive and negative) of a destination.

While traveling, there so many encounters which are breathtaking, memorable and also unexpected. All these experiences are the ones that  make traveling interesting. In this blog, I have decided to share the crazy travel tales or even embarrassing moments  from our adventures in the capital city of Italy . In real sense, these crazy travel  stories might make you wonder why I would go back to Rome. Without a doubt, I will go back to Rome again and again, but I’ll be alittle more cautious.

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The Flower Carpet on the Brussels Grand Place is something absolutely worth seeing once in your life. I’m so glad that this summer, I crossed it off my bucket list. The tapis de fleurs (French) or bloementapijt (Dutch), is one of the city’s most famous attractions, as every two years the historical Grand Place gets covered with  colorful flowers for a few days.

Where to find the Flower Carpet 

 Normally, the viewing of the Flower Carpet is at the Grand Place. This is the central square of the City of Brussels and it is considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world. It plays host to numerous festivals and concerts all along the year. In 1998, it was registered on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO.

The Grand Place is surrounded by the guild houses, the City Hall and the Maison du Roi. It has an absolutely stunning 17th century architecture. The combination of Gothic and Baroque styles are beautiful by day and also by night when the area is softly lit by lamps from the surrounding buildings. Continue reading

The Island of Rhodes

When people ask me about my most memorable holiday experience so far, it’s always tough for me to pinpoint my absolute best. This is because they are mostly all great for a variety of reasons and  at different levels. Some moments that I have experienced while travelling ended up completely blowing me away in way that I never expected. Years later, I still smile at the fond memories. Continue reading

 

No matter where you are  from or your age, there is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time. Just some few meters while  driving down the road inside the Tsavo East National Park, we suddenly saw the elephants at a distance. There were several red colored spots standing out amongst the green vegetation. It was clear that they were moving towards the direction of our way. The guide stopped the van and we waited patiently. Within some few minutes, they were right there in front of us crossing the road, just a feet away from our van. They peacefully walked  and there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was such a special experience for me as a lover of elephants. Continue reading

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