Tag: Spring

By Ruben Alexander

From Pankow to Weissensee

GERMANY – In this post, I will take you on a bike ride from near Pankow station to the neighbourhood of Weissenssee (which is now part of the borough of Pankow). Like much of Pankow, Kissingenstrasse, which goes east from Pankow station, is spacious, green, and lined with stately looking buildings: A building in a…

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By Ruben Alexander

Bike Ride to Mordor

GERMANY – To fully understand Berlin, one has to understand how spacious it is. This means that some districts are so far from each other that they could almost be in different countries, both visually and culturally. To many Berliners, this also means that many other parts of the city are full of the wrong…

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By Ruben Alexander

Bike ride to Borgloon

BELGIUM – One Sunday, when it was exeptionally nice weather, I decided to cross one more town from my list of Belgian towns I haven’t visited yet: Borgloon. To do this, I cycled north along the N20 from Liège to Tongeren, where I turned west on to the N79 to Sint-Truiden. I didn’t make many…

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By Ruben Alexander

Sint-Truiden & Landen

BELGIUM – A day trip to Sint-Truiden (FR: Saint-Trond), a town of approximately 20,000 in Belgian Limburg. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and that I liked it most of the towns in the region I have visited so far (Aarschot, Tienen, Hoegaarden, Tongeren, Maaseik and Hasselt, all of which I liked…

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By Ruben Alexander

My First Steel Mill

BELGIUM – Tubize (NL: Tubeke) is a French-speaking municipality just south of the Flemish town of Halle, and less than 20 kilometers south of Brussels. I have been there often with my dad since I was small, not only because of the pleasant countryside that surrounds the town itself, but also because of something that triggered an interest that I still have today.

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By Ruben Alexander

A Walk in La Louvière

BELGIUM – My mission to visit every town in Belgium also brought me to places I probably won’t go again without a reason. One such place is La Louvière, which I visited with my dad on 2006-04-04. Wallonia’s fifth-largest town, La Louvière (pop.: +/- 80,000) is a bit like a smaller version of the former…

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