150 years. That’s how long Japan and Belgium have been in a diplomatic relationship, which is why this year’s bi-annual flower carpet on the Brussels Grand-Place was created with Japan in mind. A sight to behold on a plaza considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
Mostly pictures in this post! If you plan to go to Belgium or if you’re here as an international student, you must visit Ghent, one of Belgium’s prettiest cities. Ghent is well-known for its big historical centre, with beautiful medieval buildings that are rich in history. I revisited the city last Sunday, when almost everything in…
Yesterday I went dorm-shopping in Leuven for the next academic year —it went great, I got to reserve a very nice room I must say— after which my girlfriend, who kindly joined me on my quest, proposed to go eat some ice cream on a boat.
Enjoying Japanese flower festival “Ohanami” in Europe’s largest Japanese garden
…or the sound of birds and dragons. Last Wednesday was a busy day, but in the evening my girlfriend and I finally enjoyed dreaming away at a small, but very professional traditional Japanese music concert with shamisen, koto and Japanese singing. In hindsight, it was wonderful.