Archive for the ‘Vacation’ Category

Monkey mountain

Tweet People like to watch monkeys and apes. They’re so similar to us and yet so different. The funniest part are human emotions, which you could guess on their faces. I can watch them for hours! There is a very nice attraction in the hills of Alsace, called Montagne des Singes (Monkey mountain). It’s a […]

Ommegang in Brussels

Tweet Every year in the summer Brussels celebrates Ommegang. It’s a kind of medieval parade, representing official entering of a king into one of his subject cities. In this situation it was emperor Charles 5 in 1549, which entered the Brussels with dozens of other kings from the whole Europe. During couple of days there […]

Photos of Gent

Tweet Almost all travel guides agree that Brugge (or Bruges) is the most beautiful city in Belgium. I think that’s because all the nice old buildings are conveniently located in one small area – the old city center. However, my first impression of Gent was much better. Yes, the old churches and castles are located […]

Moved to Holland

Tweet The last 3.5 months I had almost no time to write anything. Was too busy with work-related problems. It looks like they’re coming to an end as well as my life in Belgium. After 2.5 years we’re moving back to The Netherlands. For 1.5 weeks we’ve endured a long marathon: packing all the stuff […]

Security in airports is returning to normal

Tweet It was a great time before 9/11 and the whole “War against terror” thing. We all believed traveling will be easier and easier, Intra-European flights were almost the same as their Intra-American analogs – an expensive bus ride. Easy to check in, easy to fly. Of course everything changed after we realized we live […]

North See cycling road – Haarlem-Den Haag

Tweet Just posted an article on the site of Dmitry “Goblin” Puchkov with some pictures and story about 60-km cycling trip along the North Sea. Link to the article (in russian) Google map shows >37.000 hits in just 2 days, wow! Although a number of comments was not that huge. I should add more controversial […]

Auggen, Germany

Tweet Auggen is a small village on the German bank of Rein. It’s a part of famous white wine region. This region is divided by the Rein river to French and German parts. Before the second world war it was a part of Germany, but after Germany’s defeat western part become France. This part is […]

Photos from Zurich

Tweet During our long weekend in Baden we’ve come to our friend in Basel. On Saturday we wanted to have a walk in a nice city for the whole day. Unfortunately Basel is not the best choice – the old part is to small, so we went to Zurich. Actually Bern was our first choice, because the […]

Amsterdam Red Light District augustus 2009

Tweet Last weekend we were visiting Amsterdam with our friend. The last time I’ve visited in the Red Light District may be 3-4 years ago. There are definitely some changes. The number of windows with girls  is greatly reduced. There is almost no windows left on the main canal streets, only on a small ones. […]

Long weekend near Basel

Tweet I just came back from the long weekend (4 days) near Basel. Just north of Basel lays Baden – the most known region for german white wine And this is Basel itself (they do understand what BIG cappuchino means) Soon more photo’s and not from telephone Share on Facebook