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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Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Germany

‘Schöner brunnen’ is a 14th century fountain in Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg. The specialty of the fountain is, it has a rotatable brass ring in between the iron grills. Turning the ring is considered to bring good luck and your wish will be fulfilled. People who want to have a child, turn it thrice and have experienced the luck. I clicked the picture when […]

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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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Mother’s day in Belgium

Mother’s day originated in 19th century, when in United states, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, helped in starting ‘mothers day work clubs’. The aim of the club was to teach local women how to take care of their children. After death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, her daughter wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children and with […]

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Tulips in Antwerp

This is one of my favorite event organized at Antwerp once in every two year, around mid April. This takes place in a field at Berendrecht, Antwerp. Around 160,000 tulips are grown in this region every two years. It is said that around 450 years back, first tulip bulbs arrived from Antwerp port. A huge celebration was thrown during the […]

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Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany

We found this beautiful temple in Hamm, Germany. The temple was built in 2002 and is the largest Dravida Hindu temple of Europe. This temple was built by Indian sculptors. The rituals performed here was same as that of India. Felt like I was in India. There were several Gods inside the temple and the main Goddess was Sri Kamadchi (Kamakshi). […]

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Geierlay, The hanging bridge

Had a wonderful experience walking over the longest hanging rope bridge of Germany. The bridge measures 360 m long and 100 m above the ground. The bridge connects to the hiking trial. So people interested in hiking can continue from the end of bridge. We searched on google for Geierlay location, and found Morsdors 56290, Germany. Geierlay could only be […]

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