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Photo Essay – Gloomy Brussels Winter


Until a couple of days ago, winter here was sombre and wet… We did have mild temperatures though. I took these pictures at the end of January in the Royal Park. As you can see there were hardly any other people around, except for a handful of diehard joggers. The second gallery of pictures concerns the area around the Congress…

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Going Back


During our excursion to the Brocken, Lars had forgotten a couple of very important items: his scarf and his hat. So, with the icy wind blowing all the time, he soon started freezing. Literally… After less than 20 minutes, there were icicles hanging in his beard and his face had become very red. Unfortunately, we had to wait another 20…

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Between Donau and Balaton – Cák and Bozsok


We arrived in Hungary on Saturday, but after the long drive from Brussels we decided to take a long rest and to postpone the first excursions to the day afterwards, Easter Sunday. That day the weather gods decided to be our enemy instead of our ally. It had started to rain on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning we saw…

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A different Denmark – The Beach


I am not referring to the movie, but to our favorite beach, which is situated on the island of Zealand. To be more precise, it is located near the village of Magleby, to the south of Copenhagen. Why is this beach so important for us? First of all, I am simply in love with the Danish coast. Because the Baltic…

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A different Denmark – The castle we had neglected for such a long time


I am referring to Nyborg Slot. Numerous times Lars and I have been to Nyborg and every time we simply never had a look at it. What a shame! First of all, this castle has an interesting history. I found this information on their website: Nyborg Castle was built in the 1170s, probably by a Christian Wendish prince in Danish…

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A different Denmark – Dreaming of summer


Our last stop was at the beach of Nyborg. It was partly covered with snow; it was sometimes difficult to see where the snow ended and the sand begun! I loved the light since sunset was approaching. I have to admit that January and February are the most difficult months for me. In November and December the weather can be…

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A different Denmark – Driving through Svanninge Bakker


Sunday morning brought us back to the south of Funen, to an area called Svanninge Bakker. This beautiful hilly area is located about 3 kilometers to the north of Faaborg. According to www.visitdenmark.com, Until the beginning of the 1800s, the hills were bare. The hillsides were covered in heather and the valleys uncultivated. As it was becoming incrasingly unprofitable to…

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