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Las Trajineras de Mejico

Travel Date: July 2012 Long before I sailed the canals of Venice and fallen in love with the canals of Bruges, I cruised the canals of Xochimilco. Xochimilco is located south of Mexico City and a morning canal cruise is included in the itinerary for a daytrip which includes a visit to Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo’s… Continue reading Las Trajineras de Mejico

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The Beguinage of Bruges

In the southern part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-proclaimed Historic Center of Bruges lies another World Heritage Site, “Ten Wijngaerde” Beguinage. Its name means the vineyard. The first thing that a visitor feels upon approaching the beguinage or begijnhof, is quietness, tranquility and peace. From the Minnewater Lake, the ambiance in the below photo greeted… Continue reading The Beguinage of Bruges

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In Bruges: Walking The Interesting Lanes and Alleys

There is even no need for me to say that Bruges is photogenic, charming, pretty, too good to be true. But in addition to my stories about the myth of the frog prince and the legend of swans, a few more secrets and legends lurk in its medieval and cobblestoned lanes that gives it a… Continue reading In Bruges: Walking The Interesting Lanes and Alleys