Gare de Guillemins, Liège

Probably one of the most (if not the most) notable landmark in Liège, the Gare de Guillemins (Liège-Guillemins train station) is a destination on its own. When I first arrived in Liege, I was greeted by this peculiar train station. It was indeed very different from the typical Victorian to art-deco style European train stations….

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…

Les Fleurs des Cerisiers

Les Cerisiers sont en fleurs dans mon quartier (Cherry trees are in bloom around my neighborhood). I wish I could have taken a picture of my apartment’s street last winter, when it was all gray and these trees were bare naked without leaves. Comparing that to what it is on spring is like night and…

Daily Flips: one sunny spring day in Liege!

Finally spring is here! I went on a quick hike to the Citadel of Liege (approx. 300ft above the Meuse river/valley) to enjoy the sun and some great views of the city. Liege is my adoptive city for now and it may not be the most “belle ville” in Belgium, it still has its hidden…

Daily Flips: Memories of Winter 2013-14

Apparently, the last winter season was very mild in Belgium. Instead of flurries of snow, we had mostly rain and high winds in Liege. However, I had a quick visit to Southern Germany and experienced the real beauty and charm of winter. I remember the ground was carpeted by snow last December around the forest towards the…

Daily Flips: Pont Kennedy, Liege

One of the many bridges traversing the River Meuse at Liege city center is the Pont Kennedy. These bridges, including Pont Kennedy, are well lit in the evening.

Luxembourg city!

What seems to be one of the smallest countries in Europe (7th smallest to be exact), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is truly among the grandest in sights, history and culture. It’s capital city, Luxembourg city, is small enough to walk around for the whole day. However, I was astounded by how rich this quaint…

Carnaval de Binche 2014

Carnaval de Binche is an annual carnival event in the Town of Binche, Belgium. This year (2014) is the 10th year anniversary of the Carnaval de Binche’s recognition as a Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and it is by far the only one on the list around Northwestern European…

La Batte sunday market, Liege

Every Sunday when most of the shops around Liege are closed, a long stretch of a normally very busy road near the river Meuse just at the outskirts of the city center becomes a shopping mecca not only for the locals but also for tourists and outsiders alike. The Marche La Batte is the oldest…