This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Euro Summer 2013.Visiting Budapest’s beautiful Hungarian State Opera House was a spontaneous decision. We wanted to compare it to our experience at Paris’s Opera Garnier and we’re glad we did.
I’m always eager to explore a new part of Belgium and when it’s with a local guide, even better. So when a friend offered to show me around her town, Beersel, just outside of Brussels, I was keen to see what she had in store.
Our mission is to get expats and Belgians alike to discover as much of Belgium as possible, so when we were asked to explore a corner of Brussels with a local, we jumped at the chance. Despite the chilly weather, we spent an interesting afternoon learning all about Molenbeek courtesy of the Brussels Greeters.
Ah, the beautiful Belgian countryside. Is there anything more calming than driving past fields of corn, cattle, bales of golden hay and … ostriches?!? This was our reaction when we first discovered the Autrucherie du Pont d’Amour ostrich farm, near Dinant, Belgium.
With its Renaissance style architecture, terraced formal gardens and fascinating history, the Castle of Freÿr, on the Meuse River, would be at home among the chateaux of France’s Loire Valley. However, you’ll find it right here, in the province of Namur, in Wallonia, Belgium.
Take one part contemporary art gallery and one part scavenger hunt and mix them all up with some unique historic locations around one of Flanders’ most beautiful cities and you get TRACK – 44 artworks scattered around the city and a great way to discover Ghent.
The Wimdu website connects travelers with local home-owners who have rooms to rent. On our recent visit to Ghent, we decided to give their service a try and experience the city like a local.
This entry is part 10 of 24 in the series Portugal & Andalusia 2012.Zahara de la Sierra has all the makings of the fairytale Spanish village. Its collection of white houses, or pueblos blancos, are nestled on a hillside with a crumbling castle perched on top, all of which overlook a turquoise lake. This beautiful destination was our first introduction to Andalusia, Spain.