All posts tagged: europe

WEEKEND IN ANTWERP

Antwerp is without a doubt Belgium’s coolest city. It is perfect for a weekend trip. Not only does Antwerp offer you a great mix of medieval architecture and modern life, but it’s also ideal for shopping and going out. If you are a foodie like me, you would love it! Just like in every other Belgian city it’s all about that BELGIAN BEER! You can even have it in your meal. Order konijnenbil op grootmoeder’s wijze in De Groote Witte Arend. It is delicious! So if you didn’t order beer, chances are your meal will get you drunk 🙂 The interior is stylish; if you happen to be there on a nice day, the restaurant has a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy your dinner in a unique setting. Another recommendation is Billie’s Bier Kafeteria, just around the corner – it has a great beer selection as you may have guessed. I didn’t expect anything less of the Belgian beer but as I am not the biggest beer fan I was pleasantly surprised to discover …

THE GEM OF THE SOUTH

Today’s post is about Delft – the charming and picturesque city in the South of Holland. It’s an absolute must-see. The city is full of history, culture and beautiful architecture. There really is something for everyone in Delft. You can enjoy a nice walk around the many canals that go through the city, have a cold beer while observing life around you, or even take a boat trip around the city. It is not very big and in a day you can see a lot of it. Something interesting for the art lovers – the painter Vermeer lived and worked in Delft almost his whole life. In Delft you can discover more about his life. And if you want some peace and quiet, the Botanical garden can offer you just that. It is easy to reach Delft by public transport. I like to travel by train. Now lets take a stroll…

GREECE: CRISIS?

I start off my posts about Greece (one of my most favourite countries) with the port city Thessaloniki. There is no way for one not to fall in love with Greece’s second biggest city, which has been a crossroad of civilizations since ancient times. Its picturesque streets, historic sights, gastronomy, romantic sunsets, and even a small bit of chaos have me say ‘I never want to leave this place!’. The cafes around the pier are always filled with people (I had a really hard time to find an empty table) and the streets are full of life. Greece in crisis? It’s hard to believe after having observed the whole action and vibe around Thessaloniki’s lovely sights. And its people seem happy too. I find them very hospitable and encouraging when I try to speak Greek. The city’s name Thessaloniki (Thessalos and Niki) literally translates to “Thessalian victory”. It takes its name from the sister of Alexander the Great. The city’s layout changed after a devastating fire destroying its historic center in 1917 to become the …