Chinese New Year 2024. Year of the Dragon.
Antwerp Asian Experiences City Trips

Chinese New Year 2024: The Year of the Dragon in Antwerp

Happy Chinese New Year! On February 10, 2024, Chinese New Year began, celebrating the Year of the Dragon. A promising year full of luck and success, so it is said. The dragon, a symbol of luck and good fortune, takes center stage. In ancient Chinese culture, the dragon was even the symbol of the emperor, a sign of power, wealth and prosperity.

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Meijendel dune area in South Holland, the Netherlands
Outings The Netherlands

Discover Meijendel: A breath taking dune area in South Holland

Meijendel, an extensive dune area in South Holland, offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the Randstad. It is a beautiful natural area that is part of the ‘Hollandse Duinen’ National Park. The landscape is diverse, with rugged dunes along the coast, lush forests, and winding waterways. In this blog, I’ll take you on an adventure through the tranquil landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and breathtaking views of Meijendel.

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Buytenpark Zoetermeer
Outings Photography Zoetermeer

Landscape Photography in Buytenpark Zoetermeer

Are you a photography enthusiast who enjoys being in nature? Recently, I ventured to Buytenpark in Zoetermeer on a beautiful winter day, where a layer of snow adorned the landscape, the sun shone brightly, and clouds adorned the sky. It was a perfect day for a nature walk, armed with my ever-present camera. Here, I share four practical tips to elevate your landscape photos and encourage a fresh perspective on nature.

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Taste the Far East guest bloggers
Asian Experiences

Taste the Far East

In the wonderful world of Asian flavors and culinary discoveries, I am joining forces this year with Bianca from ‘Proef het Verre Oosten’ and three other talented ladies. Translated from Dutch, ‘Proef het Verre Oosten’ means ‘Taste the Far East’. On this fantastic website, we aim to provide you with the very best tips for Asian restaurants, eateries, and grocery stores spread across various cities in the Netherlands. But that’s not all – we also delve into cookbooks and products, share our findings in reviews, and keep you informed about the most exciting Asian events and outings tips.

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Waterfront Tsunami exposition Zoetermeer
City Trips Events Zoetermeer

Waterfront Tsunami at Kunstgarage Franx

On January 13, 2024, the exhibition “Waterfront Tsunami” opens at Kunstgarage Franx in Zoetermeer. This art exhibition sheds light on the power and beauty of water while simultaneously exploring the threat of an imaginary tsunami. Transformed into an artistic landscape, Kunstgarage Franx provides a platform for artists to present their perspectives on water, raising awareness of rising sea levels and climate change.

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Antwerp Winter Magic
Antwerp City Trips Events

Magical Winter in Antwerp

The trip to Antwerp doesn’t start when the city comes into view but right on the train. The old Belgian train, adorned with graffiti, immediately captures attention as you step onto the platform. A waving Santa, surrounded by a thin layer of snow, welcomes you on this journey to the heart of Belgium. Upon exiting Antwerp’s station, the warmly lit Ferris wheel on Koningin Astridplein awaits, looking even more enchanting in the evening. But let’s begin with exploring the various Christmas markets that Antwerp boasts.

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Christmasmarket Budapest
Budapest City Trips Events

Christmas Market in Budapest

It was on a cold December morning as I walked through the streets of Budapest, wrapped in a warm winter coat. My curious gaze was immediately drawn to the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica, where the scent of freshly baked treats and the cheerful sound of Christmas music blended together. The Christmas market at the foot of St. Stephen’s Basilica revealed an array of handmade treasures and Hungarian delicacies. Just a short walk away, on Vörösmarty Tér, I found myself immersed in a lively mix of lights, music, and heartwarming food.

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Christmas Market Bruges
Bruges City Trips Events

Bruges Christmas Market

In Bruges, Belgium, the traditional Christmas market transforms into Winter Glow Bruges, featuring two locations – the Markt and Simon Stevinplein – each adding its own character to this winter experience. The Markt offers familiar elements of a classic Christmas market, while Simon Stevinplein emphasizes artisanal products. To escape the winter chill, a popular winter bar awaits at Minnewater, complete with an ice rink.

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