Fear

  I open my eyes and see the world of fear, Finding no one near! Hoping for the world to disappear, I close my eyes with tear! -namitha   P.S : This is the sculpture of ‘Tomorrow’s Man’ by artist Catherine Francois at Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Word challenge: Disappear,  Liquid   Advertisements

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Drielandenpunt

In the region of Vaals, Netherlands there is a major tourist attraction, a point where borders between three countries: Belgium, Netherlands and Germany (Duitsland) meet. It was established in 1918. Drielandenpunt in Dutch means a land where three points meet and is the highest point in Nederlands. Below is the map of Drielandenpunt, showing the intersection of country borders. Number […]

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Searching for Utopia

A sculpture known as ‘searching for Utopia’ by Belgium artist Jan Fabre, was placed for exhibition in citadel (castle) of Namur, Belgium for a short period of time. This bronze sculpture is of the artist himself ascending a tortoise and enjoying the view from top of citadel. Utopia means ‘a place that actually does not exist, an imaginary perfect place’. Maybe […]

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Belgium welcomes Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas also known as Sint Nicolaas, is saint of Myra, Turkey. Santa Claus, a famous name in America and Asia is also derived from Sinterklaas. He is considered as the patron saint of children who had done a lot of good deeds and miracles in his lifetime. In Belgium and Netherlands he is shown as an elderly man with white hair, a long […]

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Spa, Belgium

Have you ever wondered, what is the history and origin of resort Spa, which offers beauty treatment? Well, Spa word is originated from one of the touristic town of Belgium, located in Wallonia region. Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs, Formula 1 race track, hiking and skiing. Spa mineral water is also produced in this town and is […]

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Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building is continuously used as a pharmacy. At […]

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Belgium-Netherlands border

Baarle is a village in the border of two countries, Belgium and Netherlands. This village is divided into two municipalities namely Baarle-Nassau, belonging to North Brabant province in Netherlands and Baarle-Hertog which belongs to province of Antwerp in Belgium. The border which runs in between these municipalities is not curved or straight. Instead the border runs between 22 small pieces […]

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Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.

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Safari Park, Liege

Monde Sauvage Safari Park is in Liege, French speaking part of Belgium. The animal park has more than 1000 animals of 273 different species from 5 continents. We reached the destination by car. The tickets were bought through Groupon, as it was on offer, otherwise the tickets cost 22 euro/person and 4 euros for parking. It was for the first […]

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