Nello and Patrasche, an unconditional friendship

The monument of boy, Nello and his dog, Patrasche, sleeping under a cobblestone blanket is seen in front of Antwerp’s cathedral. This monument is designed by artist Batist Vermeulen. Nello and Patrasche Nello and Patrasche are the main characters of novel, A dog of Flanders written by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée, in 1872. Many movies and animations have been adapted from this novel. … Continue reading Nello and Patrasche, an unconditional friendship

Brugge, Belgium

Brugge is the most beautiful, picturesque city in the province of West Flanders, in Belgium. The city is surrounded with water and canals. Hence, also referred as Venice of North. A fairy tale land to stroll around and be fascinated with the architecture, old buildings, windmills and cobbled stone street. Bollywood movie PK was also shot in this beautiful city of Brugge. The city offers different guided … Continue reading Brugge, Belgium

Drielandenpunt

In the region of Vaals, Netherlands there is a major tourist attraction, a point where borders between three countries: Belgium, Netherlands and Germany (Duitsland) meet. It was established in 1918. Drielandenpunt in Dutch means a land where three points meet and is the highest point in Nederlands. Below is the map of Drielandenpunt, showing the intersection of country borders. Number 13 in map is where … Continue reading Drielandenpunt

Searching for Utopia

A sculpture known as ‘searching for Utopia’ by Belgium artist Jan Fabre, was placed for exhibition in citadel (castle) of Namur, Belgium for a short period of time. This bronze sculpture is of the artist himself ascending a tortoise and enjoying the view from top of citadel. Utopia means ‘a place that actually does not exist, an imaginary perfect place’. Maybe the artist has a vision … Continue reading Searching for Utopia

Belgium welcomes Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas also known as Sint Nicolaas, is saint of Myra, Turkey. Santa Claus, a famous name in America and Asia is also derived from Sinterklaas. He is considered as the patron saint of children who had done a lot of good deeds and miracles in his lifetime. In Belgium and Netherlands he is shown as an elderly man with white hair, a long beard, who rides a white … Continue reading Belgium welcomes Sinterklaas

Spa, Belgium

Have you ever wondered, what is the history and origin of resort Spa, which offers beauty treatment? Well, Spa word is originated from one of the touristic town of Belgium, located in Wallonia region. Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs, Formula 1 race track, hiking and skiing. Spa mineral water is also produced in this town and is exported worldwide. A logo of … Continue reading Spa, Belgium

Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building is continuously used as a pharmacy. At the corner of the building … Continue reading Sword, a traditional symbol

Indian culture followers in Belgium, Radhadesh

In the hilly region of  Ardennes Belgium you can find a beautiful temple Radhadesh. This is exactly not a temple but a fairy tale castle. Lord Radha-Krishna is worshiped in this castle. The castle was built at around 11th  century and was bought by ISKON in the year 1979. The main mission of ISKON includes, Spreading and educating spiritual knowledge to achieve unity and peace … Continue reading Indian culture followers in Belgium, Radhadesh

Belgium-Netherlands border

Baarle is a village in the border of two countries, Belgium and Netherlands. This village is divided into two municipalities namely Baarle-Nassau, belonging to North Brabant province in Netherlands and Baarle-Hertog which belongs to province of Antwerp in Belgium. The border which runs in between these municipalities is not curved or straight. Instead the border runs between 22 small pieces of land. Image: Wikipedia In … Continue reading Belgium-Netherlands border