Peace and Quiet at Orval Abbey, Belgium
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It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More

An Underground Boat Tour in the Remouchamps Caves, Belgium
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When I was a kid, crawling through caves was one of my obsessions. Now as an adult, I keep hunting down caves. May it be for writing inspiration, out of scientific curiosity, or to satisfy my need of adventure.   … Read More

Best European Destinations in February
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    If you’re in Europe in February, what will you do? Will you spend a romantic weekend with your lover on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Carnival or Candlemas? Or will you rather go skiing? Or travel to a more clement location? … Read More

Lesser-Known Towns in Europe for Weekend Getaways
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Why don’t you like to visit the major European cities? My sister seemed confused when I told her that we prefer to spend our weekends in smaller and lesser-known towns in Europe. It’s not that we don’t like metropolises. Rome, … Read More

Bruges: a walk down memory lane
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We stroll along the little colorful houses snugly jammed into one another, with carved effigies of saints over their doors. We wander through tiny back alleys and winding cobbled streets that abruptly end in one of the many canals. A fragrance … Read More