Ostend is a Belgian coastal city that is located in the province of West Flanders. It is the largest city on the North Sea coastline of Belgium
As a matter of fact, behind Ostend lies a rich history spanning back hundreds of years. This is a historical city that is also cosmopolitan, modern and lively.
Here are the top things to do while visiting Ostend:(more…)
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.
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:
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 (more…)
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!
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. (more…)
I think that cities are like human beings, because they show their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity.
I’ve been to the city of Bruges so many times, but I keep on falling in love with this historical city. (more…)