Who would have thought that Belfast would one day make it as one of the upcoming destinations for a UK city break? Back in the 80’s the city centre was a no-go zone where shops had security of which many modern airports would still be envious nowadays.… Continue reading
There are a few things Germans are better at than everybody else: technology, punctuality, beer (as a Belgian, I must say this one is debatable) and Christmas markets!
I was never one to fully embrace the Christmas spirit, but I had to admit defeat after visiting the Christmas markets in Cologne!… Continue reading
Aaah, Rio de Janeiro! A name and place that leaves nobody indifferent! I planned on spending just a few days here, I ended up staying a week! A lot has been said or written about Brazil’s most (in)famous city. But how exactly do you “tackle” Rio?… Continue reading
Derry, Londonderry, the Maiden City, the Walled City, Stroke City, LegenDerry: there are a lot of different names for the 2nd biggest city in Northern Ireland!
Whatever you call it, if you come to Northern Ireland you owe it to yourself to pay a visit.… Continue reading
“This is the place where Jesus met his mother on the way to the Cross” the shopkeeper explains to me.
“And if you take the next street on your right, you can see where Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death”…
I am standing on the “Via Dolorosa”, said to be the exact same road Jesus took on the way to the cross.… Continue reading
Let’s face it, Johannesburg doesn’t have a brilliant reputation when it comes to safety. Stories of crime, poverty, theft and murder are the main reasons visitors travel straight from OR Tambo Airport to safer and more secure places. And yes, you definitely have to keep your wits about you, but if you want a complete picture of South Africa, you simply can’t bypass Johannesburg!… Continue reading
Twenty euro to walk around the walls and another twenty to take the cable car up to Mount Srd?! You’d be forgiven for thinking that visiting Dubrovnik is an outright assault on your bank account! Or is it?
If, like me, you’d rather spend that amount of money on a delicious meal of grilled squid and a couple of glasses of white wine, then read on and let me tell you about all the free things to do in Dubrovnik!… Continue reading
I always had this mental image of Nice baking in sunshine, its squares filled with painters and the terraces full of local Provençal delicacies… When landing at Nice airport in February, on my way to check out some of the prettiest villages in Liguria, I figured that reality could be rather different…
But you know what?… Continue reading