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Searching for dragons in one of the most underestimated museums of Brussels.

Capitals. Aren’t they intriguing? A capital is supposed to be the political and administrative centre of a country, but is it also the cultural centre? Is a capital representative for its country in terms of its artistic, architectural and culinary identity (presuming here that these three aspects are the focus of attention for many travelers)? Probably not, and …

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A quick guide to Oxford

When returning from our trip to Wales, we made a stop in Oxford. A good friend of Annick recently moved there to study for a PhD. We went completely unprepared, because Sandra and her friend Peter would show us around. We just knew it was a prestigious university city. It turned out to be a …

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Why Bath deserves your attention

When I was 14, I went to Bath for a language course. I remember the city to be pretty… and since we headed out to Wales last fall, I thought I’d revisit it. Because, after all, the things that mostly caught my eye back then were the pretty English teacher and Dr. Martens boots in …

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Paris is always a good idea

A famous quote by Audrey Hepburn… and one that is very true: Paris is always a good idea. Annick has visited the city in winter, summer and early fall. Maarten and Túrin once joined her, but the other occasions were with work or when she was younger. Having spent a couple of weeks there in …

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Muziekbos

We love fall. The colours of the leaves, the fresh air, the food, the cosiness at home… What’s not to love about it? One of our favourite things to do in fall is go to a forest for a nice, long walk. Forests in Belgium are hard to come by. One of our best is …

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China Light Zoo

The zoo in Antwerpen is the oldest zoo of Belgium. In 2014 they celebrated the holidays the Chinese way: with a light festival. We decided to check it out and didn’t regret it. A big part of the zoo is illuminated with all kinds of animals, making it a light festival both adults and children can enjoy. …

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Planckendael

A zoo is always a great idea with children. They all love animals and it’s a very educational place for them. We, as parents, especially like zoos with enclosures that simulate the natural habitat of the animals. For that reason, we have been visiting Pairi Daiza the last couple of years. They’ve got great enclosures, …

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How to make the most of your visit to Rovinj (Croatia).

Istria is a triangular peninsula in the north of Croatia. It is well-known with tourists for its beaches, its campings and a relaxing swim in the Adriatic. In summer, it is really overcrowded and therefore a lot of travelers (note the difference with “tourists”) avoid this region in July and August. Last year (2015), there …

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Hallerbos: a magical forest

Bluebells in Hallerbos. Near Brussels, in Halle, you find Hallerbos – a forest that turns completely blue at the end of April. This phenomenon is created by the thousands of bluebells that bloom in that period. It makes for a fairytale experience and a must-do excursion if you happen to be in the area of …

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Pula, a bit of Rome in Croatia.

I’ve always had a keen interest in ancient culture, especially when it’s really really old. Whether it’s prehistoric, Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Etruscan or Roman (or anything inbetween), it has an extraordinary appeal to me. I really like old temple complexes, multicolored frescoes, sculpted pillars and weathered statues. Is it the mystery, the uniqueness, or just that it …