On a Tintin Trail..

I had gone to Brussels with zero expectations. A friend, who had recently returned from there, hadn't too many good things to say. She had felt it was boring and dead, and too cold. But my tickets were done, rentals were booked and the bags had been packed, so nothing could be changed. If nothing, …

Bruges: A Fairytale Land Like None Other

If fairytales were real, they would have been set in Bruges. And if they weren’t, they’d come alive after witnessing the beauty of Bruges. “Since there are so many of you on the boat, I should tell you that Bruges has become very popular with the Indian tourists for the past few years, since a …

Brussels: The Unsung Hero of Europe

"Brussels has nothing, why are you spending so many days there?" This was something I heard over and over again by people who got to know of our plan to be in the city for five long days. I arrived in the Belgian capital tad worried: had I really made a mistake by keeping too …

UNESCO World Heritage Week: Getting Lost in Brugge.

Ride a bike along the canals lined with world heritage buildings, gorge on home made fries, wash them down fresh beer, and follow it up with world’s best chocolate. Getting lost in the oldest city of Flanders is not without its perks. Climb the belfry, ride into the middle ages on a horse drawn carriage …

At Home With Tintin

I first spot them quite by chance, on a narrow wall, in the center of the town: Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock rushing down a fire exit, as if in search of another clue.  Even though I knew about them being in town,  I hadn't expected to meet them so soon. If it wasn't for …