Durbuy, the most Japanese city in Belgium

18 October, 2018 / 68 views

Durbuy is known for its beautiful architecture and for being one of the smallest cities in the world. But did you know that you could find there geological phenomenons as well as the largest topiary park in the world and that Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, and his wife visited Durbuy in 1999, making it the most Japanese city in Belgium?

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Halle

10 May, 2018 / 290 views

Everybody goes to Hallerbos, the blue forest, but Halle, the city nearby, also has some beautiful sights to offer. So if you go to Hallerbos, why not spend a couple of hours in Halle?

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The Enchanted Forest

10 May, 2018 / 240 views

Once a year, a wood near Brussels, Belgium, sees its floors being covered by a blue carpet. Hallerbos, once a quiet place, is now invaded 3 weeks a year by tourists who came to see the beautiful Bluebells tapestry.

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Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

20 April, 2018 / 120 views

Every spring, the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken (Serres Royales de Laeken) are open to the public during 3 weeks.

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Top things to do in Carpi, Italy

03 January, 2018 / 135 views

“Carpi? Really? Don’t you mean Capri?”

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Modena, home to Ferrari, vinegar and opera

15 December, 2017 / 80 views

Off the tourist tracks although it is a UNESCO Heritage Site, colourful Modena deserves a visit.

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How to survive Venice Biennale

20 November, 2017 / 239 views

Every other year, Venice helds the biggest contemporary art fair in the world. Exhibitions are set in the main Biennale sites but not only. So how to make the most of it? If you have 2 or 3 available days, check the itinerary linked at the end of this post.

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How to survive Venice when you are tight

08 November, 2017 / 124 views

Venezia la Serenissima has the reputation of being a very expensive city. It can be surprisingly cheap if you know when and where to go, as well as what to see. Whether you are on a tight budget or really stingy, it is possible to have a great stay in Venice without spending a fortune.

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6 must-see churches in Florence

20 December, 2016 / 140 views

Where to find the most interesting artworks.

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How to survive Florence when you do not like museums and/or churches

01 November, 2016 / 308 views

Florence is a beautiful Italian city full of history. But is it worth to visit it if you do not like spending time in churches and museums?

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Street Art in Brussels - updated

01 May, 2016 / 237 views

Once totally banned, street art is now part of Brussels and transfoms the city into an open air museum. Whilst there are some dedicated places for it, it is everywhere, on walls, urban furnitures, ... even some schools have their programmes of street art in agreement with their municipality. It is now seen as a sign of appropriation more than degradation.

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Gems of the English Channel I

10 July, 2013 / 175 views

In between United Kingdom and France, there are some beautiful islands only waiting for you. This archipelago is composed by two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Best known as tax heaven, they are remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and as such have a special status and a lot of charm.

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