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Arrondissement of Maaseik

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  • Day182

    Lovely stay in Overpelt, Belgium

    April 27, 2017 in Belgium

    We are staying with our hosts Jodie and Nancy.

    There is a small fridge stocked with good beers so we don't have to go out to sample the beers.

    Yesterday afternoon when we got back, I could not find my wallet. So we drove to the last place I had gotten out of the car, the windmill. We did nothing t see the wallet on the ground so we went and knocked on the door of the house next to the windmill. Fortunately Heather speaks a bit of German, so we found out that the gentleman had found the wallet and taken it to the police station. When we got to the police station and the officer got off the phone, he greeted us with "you must be Herr Sweet." Two minutes later I had my wallet and everything was good in the world again. I want to that the wonderful Belgiums that affirmed my belief that people are almost always good.Read more

  • Day181

    Trappist Monastery Achel-Hamont

    April 26, 2017 in Belgium

    This is one of the six Trappist monasteries left where the monks brew the beer themselves. It's right on border with Netherlands and Gordon had earmarked it as one we should try to visit. We had no idea it was 20 minutes from our Airbnb in Overpelt. Good beer, too.

  • Day181

    Neerpelt Belgium

    April 26, 2017 in Belgium

    A MOST eventful trip to neighboring Neerpelt. Gordon saw the first clearly identifiable barber shop since we've been here. As you can clearly see from the photos, he was channeling his inner hippie and his eyebrows were channeling their inner woolly worms. He is now a happy camper.

    We celebrated by stopping into the local tea room for lunch: toast topped with melted Brie, sautéed apples and mushrooms, thick crispy bacon, all on a bed of lettuce in a mustard vinaigrette. Wow! Lucky guess since we can't read a word of Dutch.

    This is the first place we've been that people seem to routinely use bicycles to go about their daily business (as opposed to bicycle touring or racing). We have tried many times to get a good photo without success. We kind of liked the one here, though, clearly shot through the car window, reflections and all.
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  • Day181

    Kaasmakerij Catharinadal

    April 26, 2017 in Belgium

    This famous cheese maker is tucked away in a residential area about 15 minutes from where we're staying. It is owned and operated by our host Nancy's uncle. Fabulous cheese. We got 3 kinds: two hat incorporated Achel beer and their international award-winning blue.

  • Day295

    Kessenich

    June 11, 2016 in Belgium

    Hinter Kessenich (an der Kirche im Ort fanden wir niemanden wegen eines Pilgerstempels, diese scheint Teil einer Großpfarre zu sein) wird viel Erde bewegt, so dass die bisherige Jakobsweg mitsamt Markierung einfach weggebaggert war. Wir orientierten uns an den Himmelrichtungen und an der Maas und fanden nach ein paar Kilometern wieder auf den Hauptweg zurück.Read more

  • Day295

    Aldeneik, St-Annakerk

    June 11, 2016 in Belgium

    Aldeneik weist eine ehemalige Klosterkirche auf, in die man immerhin hineinschauen kann. Der Ort geht zurück auf die Missionierung des Maaslandes und hat einen Willibrordusbrunnen, der auf den Erzbischof dieses Namens zurückgeführt wird. Klar, dass der Jakobsweg hier einen kleinen Abstecher vom Maasdeich aus macht.Read more

  • Day295

    Maaseik

    June 11, 2016 in Belgium

    Maaseik ist eine wunderschöne Stadt an der Maas (wie der Name schon sagt). Auf dem baumbestandenen Marktplatz kann man herrlich in einem Café sitzen und die Zeit (sowie das fotografieren...) vergessen. Einen Stempel für den Pilgerausweis gibt es in der Touristeninformation am Marktplatz. Die frühere Pilgerherberge ist leider nicht mehr aktiv, von dort aus wurde uns jedoch eine Unterkunft empfohlen. Ab Maaseik gibt es zwei Varianten für den Jakobsweg, die sich beide in Namur wieder treffen: Einmal an der Maas entlang über Maastricht und Lüttich, einmal über Tongeren quer durch Limburg, die Via Limburgica. Da es für diese zweite Variante einen tollen Führer der flämischen Jakobsbruderschaft gibt und der Weg noch wenig bekannt ist, haben wir diesen gewählt.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement Maaseik, Arrondissement of Maaseik, Маасейк, Arondisamant Maaseik, Maaseiki ringkond, شهرستان مزک, Arrondissement administratif de Maaseik, Maaseik, Arrondissement di Maaseik, Mezeik

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