In Bruges

Bruges – or Brügge in the local tongue – is just a skip and hop away from England on the other side of the English Channel and lies just an hour’s drive north of Bruxelles. We visited this picturesque medieval town late march and were rewarded with a sentimental air to the settings. The damp cobblestone…

Heidelberg – a romantic intellectual

[masterslider id=”7″] Heidelberg is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and will spellbind you from the moment you drive towards it from the other side of the Neckar river. Located in southwest Germany in the region of Baden-Württemberg, this charming city is surrounded by steep hills and stunning nature, underscored by a…

Blessed beer and alchemistic ale

Alchemy has been a protoscientific and philosophical tradition for centuries. While the crude minds of old times hungered in futile for a recipe, that could turn “base metals” (like lead), into “noble metals” (like gold), the more practical minds learned the alchemy of alcohol: how to turn “base ingredients” (like grapes or barley) into “noble drinks”…

Beer in Bruxelles

It’s is deeply unfair, but Bruxelles is unfortunately for many Europeans become a concept that is rarely accompanied by positive vibes. Bruxelles is colloquially become equivalent to EU and NATO, to paper pushers, fishing quotas, high taxes and yuppies. Bruxelles is no longer just the name of Belgium’s beautiful capital and this is a shame…