Saturday, April 26, 2014

Street Heroes

Quirky Belgium

The Travelled Monkey - Street heroes
Street Heroes is an urban football tournament where the name of the game is to nutmeg your opponent.
Photo by John Weaver

The fancy footwork on display at the Belgian Street Heroes tournament isn’t just about showing off. The name of the game is to panna, or “nutmeg,” your opponent. In other words, you have to get the ball between their legs. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ships ahoy!

Pic of the week

The Travelled Monkey - Ships ahoy
Large ship arriving into Antwerp harbor with people holding onto the masts.  Photo by John Weaver

You never know what you're going to see when you walk along the Schelde river in Antwerp. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Urban meadow

Quirky Belgium

The Travelled Monkey - Urban meadow
Boerderij van het Maximiliaanpark Photos by John Weaver

Leave the city without leaving the city! This little farm, 
the Boerderij van het Maximiliaanpark (Ferme du Parc Maximilien), is right in the center of Brussels and a real hidden treasure in an otherwise urban jungle of cars and concrete. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Humo’s Rock Rally 2014

Quirky Belgium

The Travelled Monkey - Humo Rock Rally 2014
Humo Rock Rally, Hazy Hands Photos by John Weaver

10 bands, 3 songs each, a packed crowd – the battle was on for 25,000 euros and the chance to become the next big thing last Sunday at the Humo Rock Rally, Belgium’s ultimate battle of the bands competition.