Tag: visit

Greetings from Brisbane

Around the two Madonna shows, I had a little time to explore Brisbane. First time here, so I had asked my friend Glenn what area he would recommend: Fortitude Valley. Said, booked. I got a room in the fabulous Tryp Hotel on Constance street, in walking distance to a train station and an enormous number of bars and restaurants. Fortitude Valley –…

Noses from Ghent

Visitors of Belgium usually tend to do a fast-track program of the country that involves inevitably Bruges, the beautiful, original medieval town in Flanders, and stay a day in Brussels to see Manneken Pis, eat chocolate and waffles, or some beer and fries. Then they’re off to Paris or Amsterdam, Berlin or Vienna, where they will spend more time. And…

Day trip to Versailles

For my birthday, I took a day off, hopped on the Thalys high speed train to Paris, fetched my sister and went on a day trip to Versailles. I had last gone in the spring of 1999. I do not remember much, except that I found it eerily empty. It was probably in preparation to the renovations they had planned,…

A weekend in Prague

After years and years where it never worked out, and after studying not too far away in Nuremberg, Bavaria, I made it to Prague! Finally. The city is amazing. Never destroyed in World War II, the medieval centre is a true marvel. Luckily, unlike for example Brussels, the city never decided to modernize and tear down its houses to replace them…

London calling

And, as I counted my visits to Paris, I also did the math for London. It’s a close second, with my latest trip being visit #65 in this fantastic city. At this rate, it’s bound to overtake Paris as my most visited city some time in 2016. From Brussels, it’s just a two-hour train ride on the Eurostar, from Brussels…