Monthly Archives : September 2016

Ladis

Photo Essay – Starting in Ladis

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Our big summer trip of last year started in Tyrol, in a small Austrian town called Ladis. Lars and I only stayed there for one night, on our way to the Balkans. We had a fabulous room with a magnificent view on the Alps. The building you see in the pictures is the restored ruins of 13th-century castle. Before dinner,…

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Bagenkop

Photo Essay – Bagenkop Beer

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When you take hundreds of pictures of the Wild Horses, you get very thirsty. So, when my sister-in-law proposed to have a beer in the harbour of Bagenkop, I became very enthusiastic, to say the least. Bagenkop is the southernmost town of Langeland, an island in the south of Denmark. Apart from the Wild Horses and the nearby nature parks,…

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4 Weeks in Romania

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First of all, we decided to change the design of the website, choosing a cleaner, simpler theme. We are still experiencing a few technical problems, like the disappearance of the “like” button and error messages appearing in some of the posts; also, you need to subscribe again, if you want to keep on receiving emails every time we publish something.…

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An Alternative 60th Birthday in Brussels – Part 2

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Thursday, 8 September 2016 was the day that Lars turned 60. And on that sunny day, we went to the Grand Place. The Belgian capital often organises free events, especially in summer. On the birthday of Lars, we could actually watch the Belgian finals of put shot for men, as part of the Memorial Ivo Van Damme, an annual athletics…

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Museum Natural Sciances

An Alternative 60th Birthday in Brussels – Part 1

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So far, 2016 sucks big time… Due to health problems, car troubles and financial woes, we haven’t done as much traveling as we would like to or as we are used to. Of course, I know that there are far worse things going on in the world right now; but being denied traveling for people like Lars and myself… well, it…

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Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

Exploring Roman Ruins in Romania

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The last place where we stayed in Romania last year before heading back to Belgium, was Sarmizegetusa (county of Hunedoara). Lars and I had chosen the place by accident, not knowing that it actually harbours Roman ruins. Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa was the capital of Roman Dacia in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, until Goths destroyed the city. According to Wikipedia,…

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Rantzausminde

Photo Essay – Back to Rantzausminde

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The last 2 days Lars and I have been all over Brussels, celebrating his 60th birthday! I have been taking hundreds of pictures and right now, I am still selecting and editing the best ones. Hence, a bit of silence on this blog. And then I remembered that earlier this year, Lars and I had spent a beautiful evening in…

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Mud volcano Romania

Romanian Mud Volcanoes

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Let’s start with a definition of a mud volcano: Mud volcano or mud dome refers to formations created by geo-exuded mud or slurries, water and gases. There are several geological processes that may cause the formation of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes are not true igneousvolcanoes as they produce no lava. The earth continuously exudes a mud-like substance, which may sometimes…

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