Brussels has all the action, but Brugge is simply beautiful

Belgium’s capital Brussels used to be a buzzing metropolis, but as the European Union has grown larger, the headquarters in Brussels has grown as well. So, Brussels maybe the city with all the action – also for some reason Catalan action – in Belgium, but the most beautiful and photograph-friendly is Brugge.

The old town district of Brugge is large, divided by canals. It takes several hours to get any kind of perspective on Brugge on foot, which is why there are so many cyclists rolling along narrow streets and alleys.


Fells, fjords, reindeer, hiking, fishing: the northern wilderness

A popular method for tourists to absorb the landscapes and sceneries of Lapland is road travel. Roads maybe few, distances long and services infrequent, but very few destinations in the world has the same variety, wildlife and rough beauty as Lapland. Nordkapp (North Cape) is the modern pilgrimage destination located at the end of the world; it is the northernmost point of Europe. In Nordkapp, the road ends into the Arctic Ocean.

Touring Lapland by car, motorbike or bicycle rarely presents a dull moment. Majestic, often lush, inland fell sceneries changes to rough and scarce Arctic landscape in the north as the Arctic Ocean gets closer. Following fell rivers that flow west introduces yet another scenery as the landscape transforms from fells to steep mountains and gorges, and picture-perfect fjords provide shelter for residents from the Atlantic Ocean.

Lapland is all about nature and respect for the environment. People who live in Lapland say they have eight seasons: first snow, Christmas, frosty winter, crusty snow, departure of ice, midnight sun, harvest season and colorful autumn. The traditional life and livelihood has been tightly coupled with seasons that have determined how reindeers have behaved, and how hunting and fishing have been conducted.

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