Canals of Amsterdam

The canals are vital to Amsterdam. Without these network of canals that runs throughout the city, the Amsterdam we know today may have never existed. Nowadays, tourists and visitors of Amsterdam sometimes overlook the rich historical and cultural values of these canals with the more popular spots, such as the red light district and different…

Bueren en Fleurs 2014

The stairs of the Montagne de Bueren were filled with potted plants and flowers for an exhibit called “Bueren en Fleurs” organized by the plantation de la ville de Liege. Bueren en Fleurs is a biennial event that happens usually at the beginning of June and this year is just the third installation of the exhibit. Montagne…

Stop Over: Valencia, Spain

Valencia might be the third largest city in Spain but it isn’t in everybody’s “must visits” lists when touring/visiting the country. For this week-long vacation/Easter/spring break, we decided to take a quick tour of Madrid and Barcelona. But instead of directly flying to these big cities, we decided to land in Valencia and roam around…

Destination: Vienna

When will you realize… Vienna waits for you? – Billy Joel Finally, Vienna at last! It was my first visit, and  before coming to the city all I could think about Vienna is the Danube, Classical Music and Vienna Sausage. I must admit, I did not do my assignment about reading more on what to…

Stop over: Salzburg

Arriving at a simple yet homey B&B accommodation (shout out to Pension Jahn!) in Salzburg from a very long train ride from Fussen, Germany was such a delight, as I just want to drop dead in bed and get that much needed sleep. Good thing, the train that we have to catch the next day…

Stop over: Füssen / Hohenschwangau

We stopped by at Füssen from Stuttgart en route to Salzburg for another overnight stop over. I chose Füssen for a quick stop not because of convenience but I wanted to see the most famous castle in Germany: Neuschwanstein Castle – the inspiration to many fairy tale and princesses castles all over the world, most notably…

Stop over: Stuttgart

Before catching another very early train to Fuessen, we stayed over night in Stuttgart. Luckily, the night we were there was the opening of their Christmas market! It was one of the most festive and colorful Christmas market’s I have ever been to, with larger than life decorations on top of the stalls, open stage…

Stop over: Heidelberg

We went on a trip to Vienna last December 2013, and our first stop over was Heidelberg, Germany. We have only about 5 hours until we catch the next train ride to Stuttgart, where we will spend the night and ride another train very early next morning. Anyway, since we only have 5 hours, we…

off to Vienna via Train

Early December of the 2013 holiday season, we decided to take the train to Vienna. En route to Vienna, we had multiple stops along the way, then take the flight on the way back to Belgium (just because I have some work related events to attend to). Anyway here was our “train” itinerary from Liege…