Travel to India

Champion Chef Dev Biswal Award-winning chef Dev Biswal has cooked up a recipe for what he hopes will be yet more success. Biswal has already won a clutch of top awards for his culinary skills which have helped to revive a formerly rundown English seaside town. Now, he’s poised to launch his latest venture: tailor-made…

Visit Ilha Formosa in 2020?

Are the never ending grey skies getting you down?  If so, that would be understandable but the good news is that the (near) perfect antidote to the winter gloom is available this weekend in Brussels. It comes in the shape of the city’s annual travel fair which runs from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 February,…

Classic Brussels Restaurant

What have Francois Hollande, Jean-Michel Jarre and Julio Eglesias in common? Struggling? Well, if it helps Richard Branson, Bruce Springsteen, Kody and Eddy Merckx have all done the same. The answer is that each have dined at L’Ecailler du Palais Royal, a lovely restaurant in the equally lovely Sablon quarter of Brussels. A quick glance at…

Galway and Rijeka Capitals of Culture 2020

Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year from this month. “Thanks to their title of European Capital of Culture, Rijeka and Galway will be harnessing the full potential of culture to enrich our life experience and to bring our communities closer together”, stated Vice-President for Promoting…

De Blanke Top

That special time of the year – Valentine’s Day – is fast approaching and you may be thinking of treating your loved one to an equally special treat. If so, then you’d do well do consider a trip to the seaside to demonstrate your affection. There’s one place that’s less than an hour’s drive from…

Discover the world of Plantin in 2020

The Antwerp Museums are looking forward to 2020.  The Plantin-Moretus Museum will celebrate the 500th birthday of Christophe Plantin and Panamarenko will be commemorated with a tribute.  In 2020, Panamarenko would have celebrated his 80th birthday. His wife and some close friends are preparing a tribute in two parts. The first part, a unique pop-up exhibition…

Bokrijk at Christmas

It’s one of Belgium’s top tourist attractions and Christmas promises to be even more of an extra special occasion at the Bokrijk open air museum in Limburg. During Bokrijk’s winter evenings, its nostalgic carnival and rides from yesteryear take visitors back in time to their childhood. People can enjoy a fairground theatre, dance and music entertainment…

Strange Strangers

photo copyright by Thijs Huizer This weekend on Saturday 14th December the Belgian première of the modern dance performance “Out of the Blue” will be staged at De Warandepoort Theatre in Tervuren, by the dynamic young dance team “Strange Strangers”. You will be hearing a lot more about these creative performers in the months to…

Authentic Thai Food at Friendly Prices

Marie Back and her brother Jerome have found the recipe to success in the often unforgiving restaurant trade – adaptability. In their case, it’s all about spice – specifically, how much you use. They found, when relocating their restaurant Bois Savanes to Saint Job that their new customers were not quite as keen on as…