Category: Belgium

4 of the 'coolest' cities to explore in Europe this Summer

4 of the ‘coolest’ cities to explore in Europe this Summer

Many of Europe’s cities can be far too hot for comfort during the height of Summer, especially if you are planning to take a long shopping list of must-see sights and attractions. But for those who would still like a distinctly urban experience, perhaps with children in tow during the school holidays, we would recommend […]

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

The sun hadn’t even come up when I realized it was going to be one of those days. During the hour drive from home to the airport, my flight had gone from being 20 minutes late, to delayed many hours, to no seat but a supposed ticket on another airline. In the end, it all […]

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

Sometimes the most convenient way to get around Europe isn’t by air but instead by rail. But did you realise that you can still do this with a considerable degree of comfort? Read on to learn more about Eurostar’s Business Premier class. The Eurostar, if you didn’t know already, is a high-speed rail service that […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Ice sculpting continues to not just intrigue but to fascinate many people. It is the extreme skills of the sculptors themselves, their technical ability and their imagination that is part of the mystique. It is also the magic that surrounds the many ice sculpture festivals held all over the world – literally. Even the countries […]

A luxury hotel room in a 20-foot container

A luxury hotel room in a 20-foot container

Over in Antwerp there’s a unique pop-up luxury hotel using 20-foot containers. Currently based at the Rijnkaai, Sleeping Around‘s four hotel rooms are housed in containers next to the Schelde, along with a breakfast/lounge container and a sauna container. Each ‘room’ comes complete with floating box-spring bed with high quality linen, XXL Hansgrohe raindance shower […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants. […]

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

If you’re feeling a bit flat after the Christmas and New Year festivities, then why not cheer yourself up by booking an exciting cruise holiday. This type of holiday is an affordable yet luxurious way to escape the dark cold days of the UK winter, relax and unwind while you explore new parts of the […]

5 of the world's creepiest places to visit

5 of the world’s creepiest places to visit

It would be a platitude to say that tourist courtiers usually try to attract tourists and travelers by loud titles like “The best restaurant”, “The most expensive hotel”, “The best polar lights”, etc. Well, I’ve been to the best restaurant of Berlin and the best restaurant of Madrid, and I can’t tell for sure which one is better. […]

Photograph of the week: Château-fort de Feluy, Wallonie, Belgium

Photograph of the week: Château-fort de Feluy, Wallonie, Belgium

This week’s image is of the privately-owned Château-fort de Feluy in Wallonie (French part of Belgium) which has a long history of doing and un-doing since 1380 (when it was built) until 1972 when it was renovated.  It was the perfect setting for Medieval and Renaissance drama; it resisted attacks from the Duc Albert de Saxe in […]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but […]

Europe’s top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in […]

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp is a lovely location to go to for a quick weekend getaway. Even though the city is relatively small and has no major landmarks, the small streets full of charm, the cool shopping boutiques and the wine and dine culture, all give us some good reasons why we should go and visit. During your […]

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy […]

Which hotels in Europe would make your top 10?

Tripadvisor have contacted me with their list of the top 10 hotels in Europe. And it’s perhaps not the most obvious names that make the list. Here’s their top 10: 1. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic 2. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece 3. Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Venice, Italy 4. La Villa Marbella […]

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