In this fourth post (already!) in the Belgium Under the Radar series we’re diving head first into history, beer, music and wars. Dinant is a small French-speaking city, located on the steep and narrow banks of the Meuse River in the province of Namur. Because of its strategic setting, Dinant has seen many battles and [...]
Spring is on its way! We haven’t really had a winter here in Belgium though. While North America is still shivering and shoveling, Western Europe completely skipped winter. It hasn’t snowed and temperatures didn’t even get below freezing, but we did have quite enough of rain and wind.
Durbuy is a small city in the French-speaking province of Luxembourg. The city used to be known as ‘the smallest town in the world’, and its tourism board still advertises it as such. It got the status of ‘city’ as early as 1331 and until 1977 it only had 400 inhabitants, so there was some [...]
Everyone knows that I love Australia. Last week I spent some time browsing through my old Australia photos, reminiscing about my time and being homesick to a country that’s not even my own. I uploaded a bunch of those photos (230) to a new Facebook album and here I wanted to share my 33 favorite [...]
After the post about great British road trips, this is definitely another interesting something for the British road trippers among you! Driving abroad may seem like a fun idea, get the wind in your hair and become pretty much care free. But what happens when you’re too relaxed? In this revealing infographic by Voyager Travel Insurance - [...]
Tongeren lies in the far east of the Dutch-speaking province of Limburg. It is the oldest town in Belgium, founded in 15 BC to serve as a supply station for the Roman legions based in the Rhine valley. Located on a crossroads of two major military roads, it quickly became an important trade center for [...]
In this new 10-part series I’m going to take you to ten lesser-known places in Belgium. It won’t be about the ‘big four’ – Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp – but about smaller cities away from the crowds, yet definitely well worth a visit. This series will run for five weeks, with a new blog [...]
This is a medieval fortress in the town of Bouillon in southern Belgium. The Bouillon Castle lies on top of a rock in the middle of a peninsula formed by a sharp horseshoe bend in the Semois River.
It’s been way too long since I have posted a Photo of the Week. Shortly after publishing yesterday morning’s post, including a list of places I wanted to see, I actually went to see one of the places I mentioned in that post in the afternoon. I went to the city of Lier, which has [...]
Sydney There are thirteen casinos in Australia. The most spectacular of these is the Star Sydney Casino and Hotel which is located in Pyrmont. The casino hotel complex overlooks Darling Harbour and is a famous national landmark. The gaming area covers two full floors. There are around 480 hotel rooms and apartments, many restaurants and bars, along with a 2,000 [...]