Browsing Category : Wallonia

The Devil And The Castle – Part 1


I have always been a big movie fan – I even wrote articles for an online movie magazine for some years – and a genre that I can really appreciate is horror movies. Imagine my surprise when not so long ago I was introduced – by Vanessa Morgan – to a Belgian horror movie that has even reached cult status:…

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Pairi Daiza

Looking At Animals In Pairi Daiza


Originally opened in 1993 as a bird garden – under the name of Paradisio, Pairi Daiza has become the most popular zoo and botanical garden in Belgium. With its 160 acres and more than 4.ooo animals, it has something to offer to everybody. There are several exhibits, such as The Nautilus, The Oasis and Falconry Village and gardens such as the Kingdom…

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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 Visit To The IKOB


Lars and I love art and especially contemporary art. To our delight, there was a museum of contemporary art in Eupen called IKOB. Even better, it was just two steps away from our hotel. So, one afternoon we decided it was time for a visit. The museum is quite small and only contains two floors. At the ground floor, you can…

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Photo Essay – Watching Animals In Ternell


Eupen is located in a beautiful region called Hoge Venen/Hautes Fagnes. If you want any information about what to do and what to see there, the nature centre Ternell is a good starting point. It also organises activities for children and adults, such as summer camps and guided walks for example. Lars and I, however, started our visit at the ……

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