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Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

This was my second visit to Berlin. Last time I was here was in 2013. At that time I visited all the usual suspects: East-Side gallery, Holocaust memorial and museum, the Reichstag, the Pergamon museum on Museuminsel, Hackeschen Höfe, Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, the Tiergarten, Brandenburger Tor, the Neue Wache and KaDeWe. We did all … Lees verder

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

And that is exactly what the Judische Museum in Berlin built by Daniel Libeskind does. The large grey building, made out of concrete and clad in zinc sheeting, commemorates the numerous lives lost in the holocaust. ‘How long would it take to recite the names of the 6 million people that died?’ was a question … Lees verder

Seville, city of sweets, nativity and Easter.

Seville, city of sweets, nativity and Easter.

Seville is a city drowned in tradition. We visited the week before Christmas, and the athmosphere was as merry as it can get. Everybody is doing their Christmas shopping, buying Christmas sweets from the monasteries and famous bakeries and buying lottery tickets. Choirs are singing in the streets, brass bands are playing on the plazas, … Lees verder

Two days in Moscow.

Two days in Moscow.

Two days in Moscow : the Metro tour, Pushkin museum, two of the seven sisters, the Jewish museum of tolerance, the Upper Saint Peter monastery and the Moscow museum of modern art. My first trip to Moscow was in the month of May. While the weather forecast predicted very sunny and warm weather in Belgium, … Lees verder

Moscow highlights: Red square and The Kremlin.

Moscow highlights: Red square and The Kremlin.

Red square: does not really mean ‘red’ but means ‘beautiful’ square. If you arrive on Red square from the South side, Saint Basil’s church is the building you see first. It is a colourful church that immediately makes you think of sweet pastries. Saint Basil’s church is in fact nine churches in one and and … Lees verder

Eat like a local in Bruges

Eat like a local in Bruges

Walk in Bruges – Your guide in Bruges   Wherever I go I love to eat where the locals eat. I love to find these local eateries away from the main tourist grid serving local food for the right price. Places packed with locals speaking an exotic foreign language. Bars where people come after a … Lees verder