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The Voormalige Hanze kwartier Windmills in Bruges (Belgium).

The Voormalige Hanze kwartier Windmills in Bruges

The way to find the Voormalige Hanze Kwartier Windmills in Bruges was a quiet walk from the city centre. I passed through old cobble stoned pathways, passing through the old medieval quarter of Bruges. Surprisingly, the streets were away from the tourists who  won’t explore further beyond ancient sites. Following my google map directions, it was […]

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I Visited The Grand Place in Brussels at Midnight And I Was Surprised to See a Crowd of Hedonists (Belgium).

I Visited The Grand Place in Brussels at Midnight And I Was Surprised to See a Crowd of Hedonists

I visited the Grand Place in Brussels at midnight and I was surprised to see a crowd of hedonists there. Boy, it’s a rendezvous of both locals and tourists who pretend to be locals. I’m not really sure about drinking in public places in Brussels but seems like it’s legal? I saw people sitting while […]

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The Finest Flemish Paintings Are Here at Groeninge Museum (Bruges, Belgium).

The Finest Flemish Paintings Are Here at Groeninge Museum

At Groeninge Museum in Bruges, I’ve seen my very first Flemish paintings. That, if my memory serves me right. And these are not just your regular paintings. They’re the works of master Flemish painters, like Jan Provoost, Jan Van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch. The museum also have some works from the Renaissance which I figured out […]

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk / Church of Our Lady in Bruges (Belgium).

Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child is the Most-Prized Possession in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges

Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child marble sculpture is the most-prized possession of the Church of Our Lady in Bruges. In Dutch, it is called Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Good luck if you can read that! 😀 A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without visiting this place of worship built in a span of three centuries: 13th, 14th and 15th. The […]

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I Was Looking for The Royal Palace in Brussels But I Found These Horsemen Instead (Belgium).

I Was Looking for The Royal Palace in Brussels But I Found These Horsemen Instead

On my last afternoon, I was looking for the Royal Palace in Brussels but I found these horsemen instead. From afar, I saw a throng of people gathered around in what seemed to be the gate into a park. I thought that was the entrance to the Royal Palace but as I got nearer, I […]

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I Climbed the Belfry and This is the View of Bruges Skyline from the Top (Belgium).

I Climbed the Belfry and This is the View of Bruges Skyline from the Top

I climbed the Belfry and this is the view of Bruges skyline from the top. Yes, you have to climb. This is an old wooden tower, thus, no escalator inside. In ancient times, the Belfry of Bruges was the official home of the people who did important financial roles in the city. A Bell Tower. […]

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I Saw the Blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood (Bruges, Belgium).

I Saw the Blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood

You read the title right: I saw the blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium. You might not believe me because I don’t have photos to show you of the “actual” blood of Jesus Christ – but people, especially Christians, around the world go to this basilica to see […]

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Atomium in Brussels: Is it a Tower, Building, Pyramid or Sculpture? (Belgium)

City Panorama: View of Brussels Skyline from the Top of the Atomium

You can’t be in Brussels without visiting its most iconic structure – the Atomium. And don’t just see it from the outside but climb it to its apex. The view of Brussels skyline from the top of Atomium may not be as breathtaking as New York or London but it certainly is worth seeing. The […]

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Atomium in Brussels: Is it a Tower, Building, Pyramid or Sculpture? (Belgium)

Atomium in Brussels: Is it a Tower, Building, Pyramid or Sculpture?

Atomium in Brussels is an iconic 105-meter high structure. It cannot be called a building or a tower or a pyramid. It is between a sculpture and a science model, and it dodges  any classification. Modeled on a unit crystal of Iron that has been magnified 15 billion times, it is shaped from nine steel […]

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Voormalige Hanzekwartier Windmills / I Spent a Day in Bruges and I did My Own Walking Tour (Belgium).

Travel Itinerary: I Spent a Day in Bruges and I did My Own Walking Tour

From Brussels, I hopped on a train to Bruges for a day and did my own walking tour. I arrived at the city’s train station around 10 in the morning and wasted no time. As soon as I exited, I went right away to the Tourist Information Office. I asked for a map and the […]

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