The Grand Curtius Museum

Ask any locals in Liége how to find the Grand Curtius and they would probably say “that big red building/mansion along the river Meuse”. Walk along the road beside the river Meuse along the Quai La Batte (where the famous La Batte market every Sunday is located) towards Quai de Maestricht, just right before Pont Maghin (Maghin Bridge) and you will see indeed a “big red … Continue reading The Grand Curtius Museum

Daily Flips: Sun is out! at the Place de la Cathedral…

Weather can be very unpredictable in Belgium. This summer hasn’t been all sunny and warm. In fact, the past week was very rainy with autumn-like temperatures. But hey! Today, the sun’s out and so is the rest of the town. I guess we are all in “Profiter du Soleil” mode (a common french phrase meaning to take advantage of the sun). I walked by the … Continue reading Daily Flips: Sun is out! at the Place de la Cathedral…

Daily Flips: Watching the World Cup 2014 finals

A friend invited me to join them to watch the World Cup 2014 finals in Aachen, Germany. From Liege, Aachen is the closest German city which is roughly around 60 km away. The town was very quiet with close to empty streets when we arrived. But, the tranquility suddenly changed to loud shouts and cheers, fireworks and car honks after Germany defeated Argentina in a nail … Continue reading Daily Flips: Watching the World Cup 2014 finals

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 de Bueren is a unique spot in the historic core … Continue reading Bueren en Fleurs 2014

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. This very modern and seemingly futuristic structure was designed by … Continue reading Gare de Guillemins, Liège

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 that of Disney theme parks. This castle is not exactly … Continue reading Stop over: Füssen / Hohenschwangau