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Photo Essay – Indian Summer In Duinbergen


You might think I took these pictures in summer… This was actually the last week of September, during a warm and sunny Sunday. The location was Duinbergen, a small Belgian coastal town, not far from the border with the Netherlands. The beginning of September had been cold and wet, so this was quite a treat!

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Driving In The Black Forest


During our camping trip in August, Lars and I went on a day-trip in the south of the Black Forest. It was a lovely sunny Sunday and we had planned to first have a coffee in Titisee-Neustadt. Unfortunately, there were so many tourists around that we couldn’t park the car. Another time perhaps… We continued east and in Donaueschingen, we had more…

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Photo Essay – The Last Of Summer In Ostend


Things come and go. As do seasons… In the beginning of September, the weather had changed so much that we all thought autumn had come early this year. It was time, so Lars and I thought, for one last trip to the sea. And off we were to Ostend. During one of our first trips, we had spent one week…

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Kraenepoel

Introducing Meetjesland


It may sound incredible, but even in a small country like Belgium, there are regions that are as good as unknown to the general public. One such region is called the Meetjesland. This is roughly said the area between Gent and Brugge. It is a mainly rural area with the town of Eeklo as its capital. A land of canals, creeks…

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Centre Nature Botrange

Driving Around In The High Fens – Part 3


I have a weakness for waterscapes, so a visit to the Gileppe Dam was high on my wishlist. The Dam is located near the small but cosy town of Jalhay on the Gileppe river and was built in the 19th century in order to provide the nearby bigger town of Verviers of drinking water. By the way, this place is…

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Throwback Thursday – Blue Helnæs


This is actually a combination of Throwback Thursday and Wordless Wednesday since this is more of a photo essay. Helnæs is a small peninsula in the south of Denmark – the south of Funen to be more precise – and is a paradise for people who are into fishing and bird-watching. And now I let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Driving Around In The High Fens – Part 2


Names like “Baraque Michel” and “Signal de Botrange” are familiar to every Belgian. But what exactly are these places? Let us start with the Baraque Michel. This name refers to the third highest point of Belgium (674 metres), located in the municipality of Jalhay, not far from Eupen. There is also an inn, which bears the same name and which was built…

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Lake Eupen

Driving Around In The High Fens


High Fens is the English word for the region that we in Dutch call “Hoge Venen” and in French “Hautes Fagnes”. According to Wikipedia: The High Fens (French: Hautes Fagnes; German: Hohes Venn; Dutch: Hoge Venen), which were declared a nature reserve in 1957, are an upland area, a plateau region in the province of Liège, in the east of…

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