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    Couchsurfing. The world at your doorstep.

    Couchsurfing. To a lot of you, this might be something you don’t know yet. But it’s a thing of beauty. A way to meet travellers, much alike ourselves. A way to bring the world right at your doorstep. Couchsurfing is a hosting system. Travellers can find a local host to show them around, and most of the time, offer them a bed or couch to sleep on. It’s a way of travelling that is off the beaten track, and it can show you the real local life. One of my dear friends, Shira, got me all enthousiastic about this way of travelling. I decided to join the site about a…

  • AF,  belgium,  europe,  themed posts,  unesco world heritage

    Biketowork

    A while ago, this was circulating on my facebook page. I’m not a person who blindly likes everything I see on there, but I did not hesitate for a split second to like this one. Those who know me, or follow our account on twitter or facebook, probably know I ride my bike to and from work each day. I cheat a bit, because I live a good 30 km from work, so I take a train in between my two bikerides. It’s quick, fast, easy, healthy, good for the environment and your wallet. And it’s not that hard to do. I’m not one of those manic bikers, that crawl…

  • AF,  belgium,  europe,  germany,  themed posts

    Roa: streetart perfection

    Everybody knows graffiti. You have tags, which are often rudimental and are more to be seen as vandalism, but there’s also some real art in it. Annick has been a fan of streetart since she was a teenager (which is a long time ago) and the art developed a lot since then. Gent has always been a city that has tolerated streetart up to a certain point. We have the Werregoarenstroatje, which is a street in the centre of the city (near the city hall) where graffiti is legal. Most of it is often crap, but you can find some real nice stuff there sometimes.  You just have to be lucky I…

  • austria,  belgium,  england,  europe,  france,  italy,  themed posts

    Travelling Europe in wintertime

    Last weekend I visited Gemünd, in the German Eifel region. While I was walking around town with my friend Shira, we noticed that it was so quiet there. Ofcourse, we added, nobody travels in winter around here. Everybody seems to want fun in the sun and doesn’t consider winter chills. And that’s a pitty. Because a wintertrip has a lot of bonusses as well! When I got home, I read this blogpost of Europe Travel Net, summing it up quite correctly. They gave 5 reasons why it’s a good idea to travel off-season: you can easily find bargains, the climate is often really good in the southern part or you…