Category: Europe

My favourite 10 things to do in Berlin

Amidst the quintessential chaos of a sought-after city, Berlin shines as bright as the midday sun. Once a war-torn capital speaks volumes to all those who listen.  Even if you are averse to cities, Berlin, infused with so much history, culture and art scene can make you think differently about cities.

Europe, Germany, Wanderlusting

In Photos: A quick guide to Antwerp, Belgium

As a big fan of handsome heroes slaying monsters, the folklore to the tell the story of how Antwerp got its name appealed to me even more.

The Grote markt in the old town flaunts a stunning fountain of baroque Brabo.  Legend has it that a giant named Antigoon lived close to the river Scheldt. He collected a toll from the boatmen crossing the river and chopped off a hand of those who refused to pay and flung it into the river. Then our hero Silvius Brabo entered the scene, took charge of the situation and severed the monster’s hand and threw it into the river, thus giving Antwerp its name. In Dutch Ant stands for hand and werpen is the verb to throw.

Belgium, Europe, Photo Essays, Wanderlusting
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