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Brussels’s 2018 Flower Carpet honours a longstanding Mexican tradition

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Every two years Brussels’s Grand Place becomes the World’s Begonia Capital. Belgian horticulturists craft a flower carpet which has been a unique touristic attraction over the past 47 years. This year’s event is dedicated to…

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Brussels’s Royal Palace speaks Belgian

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Belgium, our adoptive country, proves to be the bridge between Germanic and Latin Europe. Over the centuries, the historical context enhanced the country’s culture, making it particular and complex to a certain extent. Belgium is…

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Aachen or how to connect tradition to modernity

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We never get tired of visiting Aachen, the westernmost German city, closed to the Belgian border. This is the fourth time when we went to see it. From Brussels it takes about one hour and…

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Leiden’s rhythmic lifestyle & rich cultural heritage

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We visited the Dutch city of Leiden for a second time in July this year. From the first visit we could only remember the beautiful houses lining up across the two sides of the canals.…

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Leiden’s Churches speak Dutch lifestyle & history

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Before visiting Leiden in the Netherlands, we heard that the city houses over 2800 monuments, from small houses, courtyards to windmills, churches and city gates. It is almost impossible to see all of them, but…

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Leiden’s De Valk Windmill: Travelling back in time

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When we think of the Netherlands, we immediately associate the country to four national symbols: cheese, tulips, bikes and windmills. There is a famous windmill in Leiden. Its name is Molen de Valk or The…

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Leiden’s boat and bike gentle sounds

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When arriving in Leiden, a stunning city in the Netherlands, it is easy to notice the city canals and people biking. Usually tourists walk or rarely bike while the locals either bike or drive boats…

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