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

Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a small neighbouring country of Belgium. The country also shares its border with Germany and France. One part of Luxembourg is hilly region with mixed forest and the other part is modern urbanised region. The country boasts to have excellent wine and sparkling wine. We visited a small village, Esch sur Sauer in north western region of Luxembourg, near the border of Belgium. A … Continue reading Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg

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

Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany

‘Schöner brunnen’ is a 14th century fountain in Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg. The specialty of the fountain is, it has a rotatable brass ring in between the iron grills. Turning the ring is considered to bring good luck and your wish will be fulfilled. People who want to have a child, turn it thrice and have experienced the luck. I clicked the picture when a tourist was trying to … Continue reading Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany

Safari Park, Liege

Monde Sauvage Safari Park is in Liege, French speaking part of Belgium. The animal park has more than 1000 animals of 273 different species from 5 continents. We reached the destination by car. The tickets were bought through Groupon, as it was on offer, otherwise the tickets cost 22 euro/person and 4 euros for parking. It was for the first time we went on car … Continue reading Safari Park, Liege

Mother’s day in Belgium

Mother’s day originated in 19th century, when in United states, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, helped in starting ‘mothers day work clubs’. The aim of the club was to teach local women how to take care of their children. After death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, her daughter wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children and with her efforts, mothers day was … Continue reading Mother’s day in Belgium

Tulips in Antwerp

This is one of my favorite event organized at Antwerp once in every two year, around mid April. This takes place in a field at Berendrecht, Antwerp. Around 160,000 tulips are grown in this region every two years. It is said that around 450 years back, first tulip bulbs arrived from Antwerp port. A huge celebration was thrown during the harvest. The tradition still continues. … Continue reading Tulips in Antwerp

Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany

We found this beautiful temple in Hamm, Germany. The temple was built in 2002 and is the largest Dravida Hindu temple of Europe. This temple was built by Indian sculptors. The rituals performed here was same as that of India. Felt like I was in India. There were several Gods inside the temple and the main Goddess was Sri Kamadchi (Kamakshi). In front of the temple … Continue reading Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany