How a Classic Movie Led Us to Odessa

Summer 2010. Lars and I made our first big trip together. Starting with Sweden, we later crossed Germany, Hungary, and Croatia. It was a big revelation for me; I had never been so far north nor east in my life. In October of the same year, we started to plan our summer trip of 2011. …

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Exploring A Movie Location – Babette’s Feast (1987)

It is quite some time ago since Lars and I have explored a movie location! This time we discuss a masterpiece in Danish cinema and a magnificent place in Denmark. If you are a nature and/or history lover, you really need to pay this place a visit! The Movie Some interesting facts: First Danish movie …

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Exploring an Underground Palace in Brussels

I am not sure if you are aware of this, but there is more than one royal palace in the region of Brussels. The one in Brussels itself is the main residence. Let's call this the office of the king. It is also the place where he receives other royalties and heads of states. And... …

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Schans Dorpveld

Exploring Movie Locations – Haunted Fortress Adventures (Colour)

For all the background information, have a look at this post. There you will learn more about the movie they made on this location, the book it was based on and the history of the building itself. Read that post first or one of this will make any sense. Summer 2012: our first visit to …

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Trainworld

An Interactive Experience of Railway History

Just like every Spanish resident, my travel mate and I spend almost all of our time at home now... Rumors are spreading since this morning that the lockdown could take longer than 2 weeks, but we still have more than enough material to keep you entertained! Besides, temperatures have gone down anyway and it's raining, …

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The Grieving Parents

The Tragic Story behind The Grieving Parents by Käthe Kollwitz

In the early 2000s, a good friend and I spent a marvelous weekend in Cologne. We indulged ourselves in food, drinks, art and especially, the spa of the hotel. One of our plans was also to visit the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, but somehow we didn't make it. But the name stuck in my head, and …

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Schans Dorpveld

Exploring Movie Locations – Haunted Fortress Adventures (B&W)

The movie location of today is quite a unique place. Not only has a movie been made here, but it is also part of our urbex project, Creepy Travels and finally, it's not open to the public. Horror writer and blogger Vanessa Morgan, Lars and I had permission though to visit the place and photograph …

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Chateau d'Antoing

Exploring Movie Locations – Château d’Antoing

The Movie To be honest, until about 3 years ago, we had never heard about The Devil's Nightmare, although I do know a thing or two about horror movies. But our good friend - and part - time collaborator - Vanessa Morgan had and moreover, she also discovered that we could actually visit the castle …

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Brussels Sewer Museum

In the Company of Rats – The Sewer Museum

Want to see Brussels from a (literally) completely different angle? And you are not afraid of occasionally running into a rat? Then why don't you pay a visit to the Sewer Museum and learn everything about the history and infrastructure of the sewage system of the Belgian capital! Brussels has actually had a sewage system …

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Old cemetery Soignies

Where Magritte Found His Inspiration

Even if you are not an art aficionado, you must have heard about René Magritte, Belgium's most famous Surrealist painter. In the Belgian capital, you can visit two museums dedicated to the artist and his work. The biggest one is located in Brussels itself, near the Royal Palace and has become one of the main …

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