Nerd’s Eye View : Montmartre, Paris

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to Montmartre, the hill overlooking northern central Paris, famous for its dazzling basilica and its lively narrow streets thronged with bistros, restaurants and artists. After the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral, Montmartre is one of the four must-see locations of Paris. Visitors walking around Montmartre have plenty to interest visitors : see the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Montmartre, Paris

Nerd’s Eye View : Keukenhof, Netherlands

Springtime brings flowering tulips, daffodils and other bulb flowers to Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof Gardens, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world, with about seven million flowering bulbs planted every year. The colorful tulips that have become symbolic of Holland are in their peak season every year in April and May. The … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Keukenhof, Netherlands

Nerd’s Eye View : Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, an hour away from the capital city of Brussels by train, is one of the major cities in Belgium that has recently gained popularity as a tourist destination because it offers rich Belgian history and culture. Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed almshouses. It’s been described as like … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Bruges, Belgium

Travelog : Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans, a lovely village on the banks of the Zaan River, in the province of North Holland, is famous for holding a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses dating back to 18th and 19th century. Zaanse Schans lies in the Zaan region of northern Holland, and is Western Europe’s oldest industrial area. At one point there were over 600 windmills here running at the … Continue reading Travelog : Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam