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Begonia Flower Carpet of Brussels

Every two years in Brussels since 1971 on the Grand-Place a Flower Carpet is put together and displayed. This year the Brussels Flower Carpet will be on view August 14-17, 2014. This is the 19th edition of the Flower Carpet which has been chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Turkish immigration in Belgium.

The Flower Carpet is made from the beautiful summer-flowering perennials, the begonia. Belgium cultivates nearly 60 million begonia tubers annually as one of the worlds’ largest producer. The production of the Flower Carpet begins a year in advance. Each time the theme is different. To construct the Flower Carpet it takes about 120 volunteers and anywhere from 500,000 to 1,000,000 begonias.

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Enchanting Bruges

Travel Tidbits – 36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia and other destinations

36 Hours: Bruges, Belgium
The charming capital of West Flanders in northwestern Belgium is indeed tranquil, as it has always been, but Bruges now has much more to offer…. LA Times

 

 

 

48 Hours: Hollywood
Make this iconic district your base for a weekend of celebrity-spotting in glamorous LA… The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

48 Hours: Marrakech
From the ancient medina to the Palmeraie, Morocco’s Rose City offers a warm escape from the cold of winter… The Independent

 

 

 

 

36 Hours: New Orleans
The days leading up to Mardi Gras, Feb. 21 this year, fuse into one long celebration, as the city begins to fill up with floats, and anticipation rules… New York Times

 

 

 

 

36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia
Smart restaurants, a lively art scene and a spate of new boutique hotels: There’s more to this exotic island than its famous noodle soup… New York Times

 

 

 

 

48 Hours: Catania
Even in winter, this Sicilian city charms with colorful festivities, delicious food and dramatic scenery… The Independent

 

 

 

 

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Begonia Flower Carpet of Brussels

Every two years in Brussels since 1971 on the Grand-Place a Flower Carpet is put together and displayed. This year the Brussels Flower Carpet will be on view August 14-19, 2012.

The Flower Carpet is made from the beautiful summer-flowering perennials, the begonia. Belgium cultivates nearly 60 million begonia tubers annually as one of the worlds’ largest producer.  The production of the Flower Carpet begins a year in advance. Each time the theme is different. To construct the Flower Carpet it takes about 120 volunteers and anywhere from 500,000 to 1,000,000 begonias.

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To plan your trip today:
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415.384.3880

Unusual, Quirky, & Weird Restaurants around the world

When traveling most likely you will be eating out at a restaurant. There are some unusual restaurants you can visit and perhaps some of these you may want to add to your ‘Bucket List’? Anything from a Prison restaurant to a tree house restaurant. Being served by monkeys, children or even robots.

 

A380 In-Flight Kitchen: Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KitchenTalks.comDinner in the Skymoveable restaurant where you can eat above any famous landmark. Started in Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

Dans Le Noirin London is a restaurant where you are dining in total darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinderkookkafe in Netherlands, Amsterdam the staff is made up of children. Meals made and served by children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayabukiya Tavern in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hajime Dalu Robot Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant Gourmet food in prison – Volterra, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

The Redwoods Treehouse in New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quirky, Unusual Museums of the World

To add to the list of quirky, unusual museums are the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Bizarre Museums