university library in leuven, belgium
27th March 2015 – Leuven, Belgium It was time to move on, and say my goodbyes To a student town, where I ended up somehow. Leuven has been mesmerising, more than I imagined. But its time to get back with some old love now.   It was my last day in Belgium today, so I decided to…. bum around in the house! Well, partly the rain was to blame, which has been steady the last few days, making me a little lazy. Also, I had to catch up on some posts on my blog. So, I stayed in Annemie’s cozy house […]

Project 365: Day 269 – Goodbye to a student town

From the world fair, to the world. - Atomium in Brussels, Belgium
26th March 2015 – Brussels, Belgium Between intermittent downpours of Belgian rain, I checked out a capital. Of the Union, not the country. But more than a hundred pictures I took of ancient markets, Its one that I took of a single cell, which I today fancy. The rain stopped today. And it was a glorious sight. So, I went to Brussels. Annemie, my friend in Leuven, dropped me in her car in Brussels at the early morning hour of 7 am. With a promise to meet me at the MuntPunt at 5. The MuntPunt is a library, which was running an […]

Project 365: Day 268 – The Atomium of Brussels

Rain struck, and I had to be content with their company - Leuven, Belgium
25th March 2015 – Leuven, Belgium After a few weeks, the rain gods came down again They bought with them, a wind of chill and cold. And when mans plans goes awry, and the wrong way, There are always other sights he can wondrously behold. I was supposed to go to Bruge today, but there was a small rain from the morning. I waited till noon to see if it would stop, and I could step out. But it didnt. Rain is not so bad as snow. Check out my experience in a very snowy Istanbul, of all places! After lunch, the rain came […]

Project 365: Day 267 – A rainy day in Leuven

The people on the walls - Leuven, Belgium
24th March 2015 – Leuven, Belgium In an unexpected city I found, a town hall With gothic windows and niche statues. All was dandy, until the trappist beers arrived. Then history and alcohol entered a happy truce. I never had the plan to visit Leuven. I intended to visit Brussels, Bruge and Gent in Belgium. But how plans change. After my host left for work today, I decided to take a walk around Leuven’s city just to see what the town had to offer, and it stunned me with its architecture. Leuven is a quiet student town, but the buildings can scream for […]

Project 365: Day 266 – Town halls and Trappist beers

This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning