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Mini guide to Munich’s beer halls

Whatever the weather, the best way to feel like a local in in this German city is to kick back with a foaming mug of beer.<p>Get cosy in a famous beer hall or soak up the sunshine in a picturesque biergarten – whatever the weather, the best way to feel like a local in Munich is to kick back with a …

Rotterdam's downtown revival

Several building projects are reshaping Rotterdam’s already notable architectural landscape and bringing new life to the Netherlands’ second largest city.<p>For decades, the city of Rotterdam – the Netherlands’ second largest after its capital Amsterdam – has had a reputation for being a hotbed of …

Museum documents madness in Ghent

The Museum Dr Guislain in Belgium uses exhibitions and art collections to trace the medical and social treatments of mental illness through time.<p>From exorcism to shock therapy, the historical treatments of the mentally ill can often seem as crazy as the illnesses themselves.<p>Nowhere is this irony so …

Asian-Inspired Chocolate in Brussels

When we travel, we can become someone else, and in Brussels, I fancied myself a chocolate designer. I’d open a small corner shop just off the Grand Place, where it’s less chaotic and I could create beautiful pieces of art that also happen to be delicious. It would be more of a chocolate salon, a …

Finding the Beat of Brussels

I marched into Parking Garage #58 with confidence, punched the 10 key to the highest floor, and zoomed up. When I exited, the lot was desolate, with some late winter snow and ice remaining. What a pleasant surprise to discover one of the best views in the city: St. Catherine’s Square, a melange of …