Travel tips & tricks /

Eurotrip tips

Always wanted to do that Eurotrip? Just go for it!

Good. That was easy! So now that you’ve decided to embark on this awesome adventure, don’t just book a plane ticket to your favorite city and rent a car. Maybe don’t rent a car at all!

There are actually a few things I want to tell you about how to travel in Europe that might make your road trip a bit more enjoyable.

Aarhus, Denmark, Travel experiences /

The best bites in Aarhus

Mmmm, Let’s talk food, shall we?

My morning routine: wake up, head straight to Emmerys. Really, Emmerys, on the corner of Klostergade and Guldsmedgade, is a great place to start your morning. You can order breakfast to go, or sit back and enjoy the quiet morning with a cup of coffee. They really focus on organic, healthy and ecological food and drinks, like beet juice. If there weren’t so many cool things to see around Aarhus, you could spend your whole morning there. I saw lots of people reaching for their portable and using the cozy bakery as a workplace.

Aarhus, Denmark, Travel experiences /

Heading for Aarhus

 

When I was in Denmark I spent a few days in Aarhus. Denmark has a total population of only 5,700,000 and a fair amount of them live in or near Copenhagen. The rest of the country is rather scarcely populated, especially compared to Belgium where I’m from. So with 330,000 inhabitants of which 264,000 live in the inner city center, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city.

Aarhus is also the European Capital of Culture 2017, so if you want to go, now you have the perfect excuse!

Prague, Travel experiences /

My week in Prague

So it’s been a while since I’m back from Prague but boy do I miss it! If you’re a fellow European this lovely city is the  perfect place for a city trip (we even spent the whole week there and could easily stay longer!). For non-Europeans, Prague is ideal to get a taste of the great atmosphere and architecture Europe has to offer. I’ve been seeing a lot of Americans that are doing a European holiday and apart from the obvious choices (Paris, London, Rome) some of them dare to add Prague to their journey. I have yet to see a disappointed tourist in Prague!

Prague, Travel experiences /

Prague Zoo

During our trip to Prague, we made some time to head away from the busy city and visited the Zoo! It’s located outside the city centre and although you can get there by bus or even by boat plus a short walk after that, I recommend taking a taxi like we did. From our Boscolo hotel in Praha 1 – the city centre – it was about 450 CZK and you’re being dropped of right at the very entrance. Our taxi driver gave us his phone number so we didn’t have to go through the hassle of finding a cab to get back (I didn’t spot a designated taxi stop at first sight there).

Prague, Travel experiences /

Prague Urban Adventures

Last week, me and my girlfriend visited Prague. We’d both been there as kids but didn’t remember much and we sure weren’t interested in culture back then. So we went back! During our first full day in this lovely city, we did the Prague Discovery Tour organized by Prague Urban Adventures. Our tour guide Pete waited for us at 9 in the morning at the Municipal House. With a small group of around 10 people, we went for a walk in the city. On our first stop, Wenceslas square, which we reached through a hidden pedestrian gallery, we learned more about the history of Prague, like the Prague Spring in 1968 or the Velvet Revolution!

Travel experiences /

Concert Noble & Bibliothèque Solvay

Last week I had the honor of visiting two very impressive venues right in the heart of Brussels: Concert Noble and Bibliothèque Solvay. The venues are owned by Edificio, specialized in hosting exclusive events. Edificio provides a complete package, which means they assist you with all the organisational aspects of your event, e.g. providing audio-visual equipment, musicians, custom decorations…

Travel experiences, Warsaw /

Chopin Museum Warsaw

Apart from the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, there was another attraction I particularly enjoyed in Warsaw and it’s the Fryderyck Chopin Museum. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, I think it’s a must see for anyone a bit interested in culture or classical music.

Fryderyck Chopin is one of Poland’s most famous people. He was a music composer and pianist from the 19th century. I’m not gonna give you a boring lecture about his life or work, the museum can teach you much better, and less boring!

Travel tips & tricks /

How budget airlines can be so cheap

You hear a lot about how flying is so expensive and how even the most well-known airlines are making losses. They try to come up with new ideas like creating their own budget airline, like Lufthansa’s Eurowings, or United‘s TED (which no longer exists), but they don’t seem to succeed in making profit. While many major airlines are struggling, it seems budget airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, or Wizzair are thriving. But how do budget airlines manage to survive then?