Belgium, located in Western Europe, is a small sovereign and highly developed state that ranks high in the Human Development Index. The place is known for its historic sites, and development in arts and culture. When it comes to art there have been many famous painters and artists who emerged from Belgium, and span the Early Netherlandish time-period and the Mosan art era, the Flemish Renaissance and the Baroque painting, and Gothic Art or the Romanesque drawings. Another reason for Belgium’s fame is the presence of high end restaurants that provide high quality, delectable cuisines.
The capital of Belgium, Brussels is a French Community. When the Second World War ended, it was then that Brussels become the center of arts, politics, and industrial development. Due to an increased number of migrations, Brussels has become a multilingual state. Occupation of the city started at the year 580, but it is said to be officially founded in the year 979 by the Duke Charles of Lower Lotharingia. There are many things to do in Brussels. Basically a historic state that is known for its arts and culture, Brussels offers varieties of museums, art galleries, preserved architecture, along with modern entertainments like parks, sports, day trips and night tours as well as night life. Some of the places that top the list for tourists include the fountain of Manneken Pis, Laken Castle, Royal Palace, Grand Palace, town hall and Bruges. There is a lot of things to do in Brussels for all kinds of people.
When in Belgium, there are plenty of things to do in Brussels. These are taking day tours around the city to walking along the ancient walls of Brussels, taking biking or bus rides to boat rides and canoeing, checking out Museums to visiting the ancient libraries and art galleries, having peaceful picnics at nature parks to enjoying thrilling rides at amusement parks, eating at 5 star restaurants to hanging out at the best city bars and dancing in the clubs. In simple words, there is something of interest for everyone in this magnificent city. Some of the must see places in Brussels include, Bois de la Cambre and Foret de Soignes, Museum of Natural Science, Guildhouses, Autoworld, Parlamentarium, Cantillon Brewery, Jardin du Petit Sablon, Place du Grand Sablon, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Town Hall, Grand–Place, St Michael and St. Gudula Cathederal. Additionally, the Musical Instruments Museum, Serres Royales De Laeken, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Train World, Les Galeries Royales Sainty-Hubert, Notre Dame du Sablon, Moof Museum, and Sightseeing tours of the city and its surrounding areas are other valuable options. There are also many places for fine dining and dancing the night away at bars and clubs. The city of Brussels is always thriving and has hundreds of options for all its visitors.
Gaza is the largest city in the State of Palestine and is located in the Gaza Strip. It comprises of various attractions that include the Great Omari Mosque, the Church of St. Prophyrus, Qasr al-Basha also known as Napoleon’s Fort, the Anthedon Harbour, Tell Umm Amer, Wadi Gaza, as well as workshops that encompass pottery and other different arts and crafts.
Inhambane is the capital of the Inhambane Province in Mozambique. You can visit different sites that include the new cathedral called Nossa Senhora de Conceição, a small museum that features a collection of items like clothing, musical instruments etc, mosques, markets, and eat at places like Verdinho's, Clube do Comodore, Buena Vista Café, TakeAway Sazaria, for a variety of foods they have to offer.
Maputo has a lot to offer when it comes to arts and culture. It is the capital of Mozambique present in East Africa. The Chissano Gallery hosts sculptors of Alberto Chissano, the National Art Museum exhibits different works of art that include paintings and sculptors, and the Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano exhibits art, is a performance center, theater, craft shop, café in addition to other things all rolled into one.
Sofala is a name given to one of the provinces located in Mozambique, East Africa. With Beira as its capital. Sofala’s various attractions include the Gorongosa National Park, also Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa, Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck, Beira Railway Station, Beira Cathedral, as well as rivers like the Buzi River, the Chiveve River, and the Púnguè River.
Located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira is a port city as well as a resort. Its beach is a popular spot for surfing, kite surfing, and windsurfing. Other sights to look out for in Essaouira include Essaouira Medina, Elizir, Villa Maroc, La Table by Madada, Espace Othello featuring artistic works, not to mention the fish market and horse riding which is also an activity to experience in Essaouira.
Being one of the Imperial cities of Morocco, Meknes is the sixth largest in the kingdom when it comes to population. But it is not just the place to visit for the famous Roman site called Volubilis. Moulay Idriss, Bab al-Mansour, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Meknes Medina, Dar Jamai which is the Museum of Moroccan Art, Bou Inania Medersa, Restaurant Oumnia are also some of the places included in the attractions of Meknes.
Located in the northern side of Morocco, the city of Tetouan is one of the country’s primary ports on the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of places like Blanco Riad, the Artisanal School, the Tetouan Museum of Modern Art, El Reducto, Place Hassan II, Dar Lebadi, and the Souk District that has clothing, ceramics, jewelry, and even loaves of bread of different sizes and shapes.
Halle Gate is a city gate for Brussels which was constructed in 1381. We always find city gates to be interesting; they are from a time when it was possible to enclose a whole city within walls. Not only was it possible, it was necessary as well due to the frequent attacks by other armies. We think we have border control issues right now, but back then things were truly bad. It helps that Halle Gate is beautiful and has a museum inside it as well, which makes it a necessary site in our things to do list.
Halle Gate was actually in the second defensive wall line of Brussels (Yes, there were actually two walls enclosing the city!) and it also had a moat, though that no longer exists. The museum is very interesting as well, and has a lot of information about how things were run when the city gate was actually in use. The design of the gate was changed a bit when it was renovated in the 1880s, though the basic structure is the same. City gates were usually grand as well as being secure, because it was considered a show of strength and culture to have a beautiful gate.
Located in northwestern Morocco, the city of Tangier is home to many tourist attractions and destinations. Some of which include Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures, Tangier American Legation Museum, Art et Gourmet, Populaire Saveur de Poisson, Gran Café de Paris, Grand Socco, Ville Nouvelle, Librairie des Colonnes, El Morocco Café, and the beach side district where you can find locals playing football.
Located in east Taiwan, Hualien is the country’s second largest city. You can eat in the Yuelu Restaurant, order a cup of Taiwanese-style tea in Miaokou Red Tea, or if you prefer coffee you can get one at Maytreecoffee, indulge in cinnamon rolls and other desserts in Caffe Fiore, and if you are an avid book reader you can pay Books Light a visit while in Hualien.