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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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A Walk In Brugge – Part 2


On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Lars and I finally made it back to Brugge. It was about time to introduce him to iconic places such as the Minnewater and the canals. Adding to the romantic feeling of the canals is the presence of many swans. And as you can see, there were lots of people around! It was about time…

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Throwback Thursday – Driving Around Lake Prespa


In our last episode of Throwback Thursday, we wrote about the Pelister National Park in Macedonia. Remember the pictures of the beautiful lake? That is the subject of today: Lake Prespa. Or to be more precise, the Great Lake Prespa, which shares borders with Albania, Greece and Macedonia. After having spent a full day in the Pelister National Park, Lars and…

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Throwback Thursday – Pelister National Park and Surroundings


After our stroll in Dihovo, Lars and I faced a choice: exploring Bitola or visiting the Pelister National Park. It being a very hot day, we decided in favour of refreshing walk in nature. So, off we went! This National Park is the oldest and the second biggest of Macedonia. 171,5 square meters of fauna and flora are located in…

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