Daily Flips: around Porto!

I spent my last day in Porto just wandering around. I went wine tasting at Villa Nova de Gaia, hopped on the tram, went around downtown, ate a lot of food (like aloottt!) and just talking to random friendly people! I will definitely miss this place, but this won’t be my last visit. Can’t wait…

Autumn in Liege, Belgium

It’s that time of the year again; when the sun starts to set early, when you start to feel the chilly air, and the leaves change its color and withers. Autumn prepares you for the cold winter days ahead. In autumn, before the nights become longer, its as if nature gives its one last display of colors…

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…

Daily Flips: Montagne de Bueren, Liege

In a small passage way tucked in between the brick walls of centuries old building in the middle of the historic core is a stairway and perhaps another icon of Liege city. The Montagne de Bueren is the fastest but certainly not the easiest way to go up to the Citadelle de Liege. With its name’s…

Daily Flips: Citadelle de Liege

There are no mountain ranges and high peaks within Belgium, as this country is considered as “low-country” just like its neighbor Netherlands. Liege province is located a little further to the south towards Luxembourg and in the border of Germany where one can notice a sloping and slightly hilly feel to the region. The highest…

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…