Beautiful Ghent

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…

The Best Ice Cream Experience?

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.

Impressive Mochi-making

Both an impressive performance and tradition, making traditional Japanese rice cake or mochi like this is quite something to be seen. Even some grannies master this skill. In rural Japan, many families gather when the New Year comes to make these mochi together and offer them to the kami to humbly ask for another prosperous year.