A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience – Seeing the Black Madonna of Częstochowa

After having traveled together for more than ten years, Lars and I have some favorite destinations, as you can imagine. One of them is certainly Poland, because of its rich cultural heritage, its sometimes turbulent history, and a huge variety of landscapes that will keep every photographer busy. But the thing that struck us the …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 7

Since last Monday, we - in the provinces of Granada and Malaga - find ourselves in Phase 1 of the deconfinement. I am not going to lie, but it was a transition we had been waiting impatiently. We studied the new rules last weekend and soon we realized that some of the regulations were either …

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Foodie Adventures during a Lockdown Birthday

The Situation in Spain Monday 11 May. 51% of Spain moved on to Phase 1 of the exit of the lockdown. Of the 8 provinces of Andalusia, 2 stayed in Phase 0: Malaga (where we used to live) and Granada (where we live now). This decision was met with a lot of criticism. The province …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 6

Changes are coming... Granted, the exit from this lockdown will be a slow one. From today on, we are allowed to go for a walk, 1 hour every day, not further than 1 kilometer from home. There are timeslots we have to respect as well. Lars and I can go for a walk between 6 …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 5

First of all, thank you for all the lovely reactions to our first Expat Experiences post! This encourages us to share even more of our life here. By the way, soon we will publish other types of Travel Activities as well, but more about that in another post. By the way, I didn't publish any …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 4

Let's have a look at the numbers first: more than 150.000 people contaminated, but the number of recoveries keeps on rising. Another sad number: more than 1 million people have lost their job ever since the lockdown began. Anyway, the lockdown will now last until 26 April. This week must have been a very difficult …

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European Centre of Natural Beer Spas

An Unforgettable Experience: Taking a Beer Spa in Nivy

On 1 January 2015, Lars and I found ourselves in Leipzig. We were supposed to leave the next day, back to Belgium, but somehow we didn't feel like it. Lars consulted our trustworthy friend, booking.com, and found a nice hotel in a Czech village, called Nivy, not far from Karlovy Vary. The next day, we …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 3

Let's start with the facts: here in Spain, more than 100.000 people have now been contaminated, but the number of people making a full recovery has increased as well. Yet, there are rumors that another extension of the lockdown is coming... Anyway, on a physical level, we are still doing okay, no symptoms whatsoever. And …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 2

Last weekend, there were about 20.000 people contaminated with the coronavirus here in Spain; now there are more than 70.000. Scary numbers, indeed. Needless to say that the number of deaths has increased as well. And that is, of course, the reason that we are now in lockdown until 11 April... So, how are the …

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Lockdown Diary – Part 1

One thing I have learned this week is that a lockdown in one country can be different from one in another country. So, how do a Belgian blogger/photographer and a Danish traveler in Spain experience these exceptional times? First, I will give you some general information and then our personal observations. In a Nutshell most …

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