Our Favorite Spot in Bruges

Introduction If you have ever visited Belgium, you probably started with an exploration of Brussels and afterward took the train to have a look at Bruges. Brugge The train station is not far from the historic center; you can easily reach it on foot. Bruges is one of the rare cities that has kept its …

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Discover Belgium’s Most Picturesque Town

Surely, you have heard about Brussels and its magnificent Grand Place. Bruges and its romantic canals. Antwerp and its most beautiful train station in the world. But I bet you have never heard of Thuin and its hanging gardens... That's right: hanging gardens. Until some years ago, neither had Lars and I. Then, a travel …

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Is Blankenberge Worth a Visit?

Summers can be hot in Belgium. And as soon as temperatures approach 30 degrees Celsius and more, a lot of Belgians will go to the coast. Given the fact that our coastline is less than 70 kilometers long, bigger places like Blankenberge can become quite crowded during (summer) holidays and long weekends. Part of the …

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The Joys of Belgian Food

It's the Belgian National Day today! Most of the time, I don't miss Belgium... I have to admit, though, I miss my friends and it looks like it will be difficult for them to visit me here this year. And another thing I miss is certain Belgian foods. Let's have a look! Mosselen met Friet …

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Exploring a Landmark with a Surprising History – Kemmelberg

"Kemmel" stands for the name of the village where this hill formation is located, whereas "berg" means "mountain" or in this case "hill". Moreover, Kemmel comes from Camulos, the Celtic god of war. With its height of 156 meters, the Kemmelberg is the highest point in the province of West Flanders. We Belgians are quite …

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How to Have a Stroll amongst the King’s Flowers

Back in good old Belgium! We have been a bit absent from our website, but that is mainly because we have been doing some exploring, in and around Iznalloz (mainly). I still have a lot of pictures and videos to edit, but expect lots of new content very soon. Today, we introduce you to the …

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Exploring an Underground Palace in Brussels

I am not sure if you are aware of this, but there is more than one royal palace in the region of Brussels. The one in Brussels itself is the main residence. Let's call this the office of the king. It is also the place where he receives other royalties and heads of states. And... …

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Schans Dorpveld

Exploring Movie Locations – Haunted Fortress Adventures (Colour)

For all the background information, have a look at this post. There you will learn more about the movie they made on this location, the book it was based on and the history of the building itself. Read that post first or one of this will make any sense. Summer 2012: our first visit to …

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Trainworld

An Interactive Experience of Railway History

Just like every Spanish resident, my travel mate and I spend almost all of our time at home now... Rumors are spreading since this morning that the lockdown could take longer than 2 weeks, but we still have more than enough material to keep you entertained! Besides, temperatures have gone down anyway and it's raining, …

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Hallerbos

Walking in a Blue Forest

Every year, during 2 - 3 weeks in the months of April and May, thousands of people (Belgians and foreigners alike) flock to a forest not far from Brussels to witness something unique and beautiful: the return of the bluebells. This is the Hallerbos (Dutch for Halle forest), which covers a surface of 552 ha (1,360 …

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