Liège Province

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  • Day51


    August 9 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Cyril drove us to Liège and spent the day with us, as our tour and entertainment guide. We had a great day wandering around the streets of Liège and finished up at a crazy little bar with a gathering of his friends from all around the world including some other Aussies.

  • Day20


    October 1 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Heute durfte Matti endlich wieder los. Wir nutzten eine Regenpause, um unsere Klamotten reinzuwerfen und ihn anzukuppeln. Belgien ist unser Ziel, genauer gesagt ein kleiner Campingplatz in Flandern. Von hier aus kann man gut Ausflüge zu den Städten in der Umgebung machen. Gleich heute Nachmittag z.B. besuchten wir Verviers in Wallonien. Leider war es weiterhin regnerisch, sodass das Städtchen etwas düster auf uns wirkte. Wir schlenderten trotzdem eine Weile durch die Innenstadt, tranken hier einen Kaffee, da ein kleines Bier und waren nach zwei Stunden wieder draußen. Auf dem Campingplatz machten wir es uns dann im Aufenthaltsraum gemütlich. Hier steht eine Tischtennisplatte, an der wir unsere Tischtennisskills wiederauffrischten. Zumindest meine waren schon ziemlich eingerostet. Ich fürchte, das wird nicht der einzige Tischtennisabend hier gewesen sein...

    Tageskilometer: 97 km - Gesamtkilometer: 1298 km
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  • Day22


    October 3 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    In Deutschland ist heute Feiertag, in Belgien zum Glück nicht. Wir fahren heute nach Lüttich und besuchen zunächst den dortigen IKEA. Köttbullar heißen dort "schwedische Bouletten" und werden natürlich mit Fritten serviert statt mit Kartoffelpü. Schmecken tun sie aber gleich. Nach dem leckeren Frühstück fahren wir rein in die Stadt. Das Wetter hält und so können wir unbeschwert durch die Fußgängerzone schlendern. Das Bild von Verviers setzt sich hier fort. Viel Shabby Chic, Baufälligkeit und altertümliche Verkehrsplanung. Hier merkt man, wie verwöhnt man eigentlich von zuhause ist.
    Abends die obligatorische Tischtennisrunde - wir haben uns ja noch nicht genug bewegt - und schon ist der Tag wieder rum.
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  • Day10

    Day 8 - Engis/Culturel Centre

    October 12 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    It was a standard morning of a meat-plenty breakfast in Germany. We said goodbye to Anya and headed out to Belgium. On the way we stopped and got some snacks. I discovered fizzy colas here aren’t as good (mushier) but the “Hungarian” flavored potato chips are awesome and just like Humpty Dumpty.

    When we got into Belgium we were greeted by lots of cows and the smell of cows. Our little hotel is in the middle of nowhere right next to a school of some sort. There was no innkeeper inside the hotel but our rooms were labeled and with keys, so we just took them. Each room has a small kitchenette which was cool.

    The gig was super close by and they had a really nice stage. It took forever to soundcheck but after we got to eat amazing food. Rouladen with polenta, onion, and zucchini inside, some kind of potatoes, a zucchini stuffed with polenta, and fire roasted tomatoes. For dessert we had vanilla ice cream with some kind of sugar around it, and in the middle was a ball of coffee ice cream. There was also a raspberry and some chocolate covered fruit that tasted horrible. Maybe a gooseberry.

    We started the show and only played an hour. It was a great set but apparently they thought we wanted smoke machines and a light show. Afterwards we met people and signed autographs and took photos. Doug unfortunately sold out of CDs. The last set was even better and was insane. Lot of Thomas stunts, us standing and picking up things, and dancing. It was awesome. We even got a great encore clap.

    After a man asked for drumsticks for me and the band to sign as he collects them from the bands. So we did that then ate paprika flavored Lays potato chips. Very good. We then went back and went into Doug’s room. His room has a humongous table in it which he found out was the public table. For some reason his bed is attached to it! We had soda and Côte D’or Pralinettes. Then I went to bed.

    Last day today!
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  • Day1126

    Blegny Mine, Belgium

    July 27 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    What a difference a day makes! We are parked in the large gravel car park at Blegny Mine, Belgium. It is a mere 21°C and beginning to rain. We feel so much more comfortable than during yesterday's 38°C scorcher in Germany!

    We'd stayed on at Duisburg during the hot weather because there was shade and easy access to a swimming area. Our ferry is booked for 3 day's time so as this morning's forecast was 'only' 31°C we thought we'd get a wiggle on.

    150km and a lunch time 'frite treat' later we pulled up at the motorhome area at Blegny. We'd dropped into this living museum once before for van services and we felt we really ought to visit the mine, but looking online at the booking system, entry fees were substantial and best paid in advance. It really warranted a whole day's excursion. With our impending return home, we didn't have the right mindset to make the most of it, so put it off for another visit. Besides, a squadron of mini motos had descended on the car park, presumably on a club day out, so the ticket office looked busy enough.
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  • Day503

    Lac de la Gileppe

    November 11, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    From Dutch speaking Belgium, we passed into the low wooded hills of the Ardennes and French speaking Belgium. Frituures changed to Friteries and boulangeries became more frequent.

    It was bad timing that Flanders, the area we were moving away from, was celebrating Martinmass, where children would be processing through the streets with paper lanterns or carved beetroots with lights inside, singing "Sinntemette" songs, sometimes with a man dressed as St Martin riding ahead of them on a horse. Friends and family would be passing on toys from St Martin and a special meal, sometimes of goose, would be eaten.

    We are beginning to get a bit confused with all these different celebrations! Another thing that we were losing track of was what language to speak, as we had decided to pop into Germany to return our deposit bottles and buy some crates of alcohol free beer for the trip back to the UK.

    If it wasn't for the border sign, we would have known we were in Germany by the recycling bins (good) and billboards advertising cigarettes (bad). We soon pulled up at a Getrankenhaus which supplied us with a couple of crates from their excellent range of beers.

    Back in Belgium we pulled off the highway on to a dead end road that lead to Lac de la Gileppe and its stopover with free electricity. There aren't that many lakes in this country, so this one (really a reservoir) was a big focus for the area. It was a beautiful setting, in a valley thick with autumnal woodland. Darkness closed in quickly after we arrived but the next day we explored. A covered viewpoint allowed us to look down on the reservoir and the dam-top boulevard from high on the valley slope. It was beautiful to see the tree canopy of orange, gold, yellow and brown spread out so far, broken only by the glassy surface of the lake and the small river trickling out of its base, cutting a course through the hills.

    A 5km trail took us along the top of the dam, past the huge stone lion, down through the woods, with beech leaves that almost glowed golden before falling to create a copper carpet. Crossing the river we climbed the 106 steps back to the visitor centre and spent a little time looking at the backlit displays and watching a short documentary about how the dam was built to ensure a clean supply of water all year round for the wool industry.

    Next, a glass sided elevator took us 77m up to the panorama restaurant at the top of the tower and afforded brilliant views over the lake and forest. We spent a little time looking at a photographic display of the local area but the restaurant looked a bit too posh for a quick drink and snack so we decided to visit the down to earth café at the bottom of the tower. The sky had been getting progressively darker as a bank of cloud closed quickly in on the tower. As we were waiting for the elevator they reached us and the panoramic windows were engulfed by a blizzard of snow! It lasted only a few minutes but it was impressive!

    By the time we were at ground level it had cleared up and we watched a group of Scouts using leaves, mud and twigs to build temporary dams against the surface run off. We were happy to be warm inside, with Vicky eating 'Crepe Gileppe' and us both drinking '77' beer; a 7.7% craft ale brewed specially for visitors of the 77m high lake tower and served in its own individually designed glass.
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  • Day31

    Liège, Belgium

    June 25 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We rode the last 60 miles of the 2019 Liège-Bastogne-Liège race route which included nine grueling climbs in over 90° heat. I think it was our hardest day of the tour! 60 miles with over 6000 ft of climbing. We made it to our Hotel in Liège near 4pm. The hotel was nicely located in the city center, but didn’t have A/c. After cleaning up we took a hot stroll through the center and stopped for a few drinks and snacks. Our host Violette from the previous night came with here boyfriend Coco to have dinner and give us another evening walking tour of Liège. For dinner I had a traditional meatball with brown sweet gravy on frites. It was delicious. Our evening walk included the 374-step staircase of Montagne de Bueren for a beautiful view over Liège. Tomorrow is an easier day and we return to Mol to pack the bikes. 🙁Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Province de Liège, Province de Liege, Lüttich, Liège Province, Liège, Luik

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