There is something about train stations and time. The most beautiful train station I ever saw with magnificent details was in Antwerp. The classic central station was first used in 1905 (yes, really). The city, known as Anvers by French speakers, must be the third most visited Belgian city in the years I lived in this country, after Brussels and Bruges, and one I feel connected by many memories.Continue reading “Antwerpen Central Station”
Revisiting past memories is an opportunity for closure and to look at things from a different light. With clichés and all. In my Belgian years I tried to travel often inside the country and understand Belgium as much as possible. What I remember about Bruges is the vintage atmosphere and smell of gingerbread mixed with melancholy, where I felt like Gretel.Continue reading “In Bruges / Brügge”
Did you know that you can see from a tram in a day the entire Belgian coastline of the North Sea from the border with the Netherlands until reaching the dunes of sand near France? C’est posible!Continue reading “The Belgian Coast & De Kusttram”
As we are wrapping the year 2019 and a decade, I was reflecting these days at what I have achieved & what I have learned. In 2019, this online travel journal was opened. And I had a new start in Berlin.Continue reading “My Year 2019”
Besides to much information about chocolate, living in Brussels got to know the city very well while attending events, working, learned French and discover more places. I was what people call a “social butterfly”.
So when you have a limited amount of time in the city of Brussels, let’s say just a weekend, you should put on your list the following 7 locations and events.
The neighbourhood with the European institutions in Brussels is a piece of Europe within Europe. Initially, I wanted to write about places to visit in Brussels and a small paragraph about the European institutions and the elections today, and in the end, the following piece turned out. It became o plea for being critical, optimist, base everything on facts. How my mind works while thinking … Continue reading Heart of Europe
An event that started in Paris is now almost everywhere in the world. Every year, around the 18th of May is celebrated the International Museums day. Galleries and more other cultural places join every year the “Museum night”. The way we perceive the art perhaps is the way we perceive life. Our opinion about the same gallery exhibition can be similar or extremely different, even by us in different periods of our life.Continue reading “International Museums Day”
Chocolate museums, chocolate fair, caffeine fix in Brussels and final thoughts. Conclusion. Balanced diet is having chocolate in both hands.
Time for more chocolate after part 1. If you travel to Brussels or live there and you like chocolate, you can call yourself lucky!
In this second part we will cover Royal chocolate, the rebel Pierre Marcolini and 3 Brussels based places, just for chocolate ‘connoisseurs’.
This story was written after my chocolate trail during my last month in a place I called home for almost 4 years.
Thus, it was my way of honoring Brussels, my adoptive city. Continue reading “From Brussels with chocolate. Part I”
~ “We only have two hours, can we make it?” We have to discuss two proposals today: one to implant microchips into European citizens and one for a new water directive. Members of the Parliament (MEPs) and Council negotiators must strike a deal.” ~
Two hours to go
I was playing with the option of building my own website since January 2014, during the time his picture was taken in Brussels, just an idea how much it took me to get started.
And 5 years later, here I am, writing finally my first post.
Thanks for joining me!