Belgium

Brussels

After a short but lovely time in Bruges it’s time for another short but sweet trip, this time to the Belgian capital of Brussels. Just walking around the city leads to a lot of beautiful and fun discoveries. Not too far from our Airbnb was a flurry of activity. At Place Sainte Catherine there are… Continue reading Brussels

Belgium

Lovely Bruges

After several days in Paris we traveled to Bruges via train. The lovely old-world charm of the city was evident to us upon our arrival at the train station. After checking into our Airbnb we took a walk through the Begijnhof (Beguinage), which used to be a home for the beguines – lay-women who sort… Continue reading Lovely Bruges

France

Paris (Aug. 14 and 15)

Our Paris adventure continues with a trip to Basilique du Sacre Coeur, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. If you’ve seen Amelie, you’ll know that one of the important scenes in the movie was filmed in this place. There was a throng of tourists visiting the basilica on this hot sunny day. You can’t… Continue reading Paris (Aug. 14 and 15)

France

Paris (August 12-13)

After a couple of quite eventful flights I and Arnaud found ourselves in Paris on a Sunday morning. The first time I had been there was eight years back and for Arnaud, it was the beginning of a homecoming after four years away.   When we went out to shop for groceries and lunch we… Continue reading Paris (August 12-13)

Italy

Roma: Arrival and Day 1

From Firenze I, Tess, and the parents took a train back to the Italian Capital. After checking in to our Airbnb we did a bit of grocery shopping and came back with a loot of goodies. Then we were off to Trastevere. The last time I was here it was early afternoon so there was… Continue reading Roma: Arrival and Day 1