All posts filed under: Belgium

A Weekend in Bruges

You know those wonderlands we all read about in books as children, of cobbled streets, beautiful houses, flowery window sills, blue skies and music floating in the air, Bruges is that place in flesh and blood. Bruges isn’t really a secret anymore so you can well expect thronging crowds especially in the center. But walk down a side alley and it feels like a different world. There is a certain romance and charm to this city that I find tough to put into words – it’s like a fairy tale in motion right before your eyes, every tiny piece of it perfection, a place fitting enough for happily ever afters, dreamy and unreal. Where I stayed Hotel Aragon – On a quiet street just 5 min walk from the markt, this is a pretty good hotel with a decent breakfast. We could get a room for 3 which was great. Good places to eat The Olive Tree – A family run Greek restaurant with super friendly staff and scrumptious food. Gran Kaffee De Passage – An old fashioned art deco style …

Living the Antwerp Fairytale in 48 Hours

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I was in Antwerp with my mom a couple of weeks back – she was visiting me and was keen to see around, and a weekend getaway to Belgium made perfect sense since it is extremely quick(plus cheap) to reach from Amsterdam. I was quite confused on which city to visit, Brussels seemed like the most obvious choice, but many of my colleagues suggested otherwise hence I decided to alter my plans and visit another city called Antwerp. And I am quite glad that I did, because I found Antwerp to be extremely charming! I spent only 48 hours in the city, so I can’t really claim to tell you “the best things to do” since that is hardly enough time to draw firm conclusions, but I can tell you that all of what I did was based on the recommendation of my Airbnb host who is a true blue local, so what I share are definitely the highlights of this cute little city :-). I did have some unanticipated …