Things to do in Belgium this winter

Belgium is a stunning place to visit and witness the fusion of traditional infrastructure and modern art. The best thing about winter in Belgium is the Christmas festive vibes that is celebrated for a month. With lights welcoming cobble stone street, the horse chariot, the markets with handmade stuffs, makes you really appreciate the country. Snow in winter is not much to be expected, but … Continue reading Things to do in Belgium this winter

Week of fries in Belgium

It is a controversial topic of how fries ended up being named as ‘French fries’ while it was originally discovered in Belgium. The Belgians in general speak three different languages, dutch, french and german. Some source say that, fried potatoes were served by french speaking natives to American soldiers who arrived in Belgium during World War I. As the deep fried potatoes were served by … Continue reading Week of fries in Belgium

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

Varamahalakshmi vratha

Varamahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Pooja of Varamahalakshmi (Vara Mahalakshmi Vratha) is celebrated by Hindu’s in South India, on Friday, in the month of Sravana. Goddess Lakshmi has 8  different forms and performing this particular vratha is said to impress all her forms, hence, good health will be bestowed to the family. Pooja is performed by married women, who for the well … Continue reading Varamahalakshmi vratha

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

Valkenburg

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a city situated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. River Geul flows in the town of Valkenburg, hence the name ‘aan de Geul’. Major tourist attractions which we visited includes Valkenburg castle, the Grendel gate and the city centre Castle ruins: This attraction is just a remainder of what was once a towering castle, with the beautiful view of the … Continue reading Valkenburg

Maastricht underground

Maastricht is a city located in south east of the Netherlands. Some of the main attractions of Maastricht includes Christmas market, the university, man-made caves and river Meuse (dutch: Maas). In the valleys of river meuse is mount saint Peter, which is rich in limestone, an excellent building material. From about 1000 years, the mountain was used by miners for excavating this limestone. Digging of … Continue reading Maastricht underground

Keukenhof, flower garden

Keukenhof is 68 years old, worlds largest flower garden, in Lisse Netherlands. It was initiated as a source of herbs for a castle’s kitchen in 15th century, which was later converted as spring park for public in 1950 with 236,000 visitors. It is opened every year from March-May, with a flower parade organised in April. The garden grows about 7 million tulip bulbs of different species … Continue reading Keukenhof, flower garden