A good bowl of typical Ukrainian borsch usually contains a hearty helping of beets, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, tomatoes and sometimes meat, seasoned with dill and garlic, simmered in a rich meat stock and topped with a dollop of smetana (homemade sour cream).
It didn’t take long to come upon something completely unexpected: tulips!
Early each Friday morning from April to September, thousands of kilograms of Gouda and Edam are transported from the factories to the Waagplein in Alkmaar as has been done since the late 16th century.
Tonight at 9 pm we’ll be hopping on a plane to Warsaw, Poland for a 2-week adventure through the Carpathian Mountains.
The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk form the largest collection of historical, working windmills in The Netherlands and are registered as a UNESCO heritage site since 1997.
Bright and early tomorrow morning, we’re off to Amsterdam and Alkmaar for 2 days.
Green rolling hills, sun-gilded snowdrops and a Flemish castle. It’s spring in the Belgian countryside!
Fresh powder blankets the Belgian Ardennes in silence.
A woman sells peaches at an outdoor market in Split, Croatia.