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Walloon Brabant Province

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  • Day20

    Brüssel? Nein. Waterloo.

    July 30 in Belgium ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Die Weiterfahrt ist etwas turbulent. Geplant war, dass wir abends nach Brüssel fahren und morgens das ‚Atomium‘ ansehen - eine Sehenswürdigkeit, die Rahel mir zeigen möchte. Unterwegs finden wir raus, dass in Brüssel seit 2018 ‚Zero Emission‘ gilt.. unsere Seraphina/🚙 darf nicht in die Zone rein! Tagespass = 35 Euro. Sonst ausserhalb abstellen und per 0-Emission-Transportangebot bewegen… ok, tönt etwas aufwändig für einen Kurztripp. Weitere Ideen werden gesponnen und wieder verworfen. Passend für das Hin- und Her heisst unser heutiger Übernachtungsort: Waterloo 😅 wo diese hübsche Eglise de Saint Joseph unweit unseres Übernachtungsplätzlis steht. 🥰Read more

  • Day21

    Belgisch brunchen

    July 31 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Könnte uns durchaus gefallen & das Warten hat sich gelohnt, denn es wird alles frisch zubereitet! Die Speisekarte bietet zwar ‚nur’ ‚Toast salé oder sucré‘ an, dazu aber jede Menge Auswahl…. Basis wählen… dann die Garnitur…. dann die Toppings…. Wir tun uns etwas schwer bei der (grossen Aus-)Wahl, sind mit dem Ergebnis aber sehr happy: Brunchen in Belgien fägt! (... nur der ☕️ ist etwas klein, musste 3 bestellen 😋)Read more

  • Day17

    A Love Supreme followed by a late supper

    September 20, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After Geertje met up with us and we had a drink, we headed off to Forest via metro and tram and a dance performance put on by the KAAI Theater that she works for. In ”A Love Supreme”, John Coltrane and his musicians start from blues based structures and construct a completely free improvisation that continuously breaks new ground. In 2005, choreographers Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created a quartet set to Coltrane’s music. His jazz is renowned for its exploration of the tension between tonal and rhythmic complexity and simplicity. This is translated literally in the dance: improvisation and composition interweave until they fuse completely. In 2017, Sanchis and De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. The performance was great, and the dancers were superb and enjoyed by all.

    Following the performance, with the dancers getting at least 4 curtain calls, we made our way back on public transport to the city centre and went in search of a late dinner. We first tried a favourite Italian place that they like, which was close to where Lisa, their daughter used to live, but the chef said no he was finished for the night. We then tried a traditional Brussels restaurant Le Pré Salé on rue de Flandre, and we had success, but had to chose our meals in one minute or the kitchen would be closed.

    We were very decisive - Geertje and I had Moules Frit, Gui had Lapin (rabbit), and Ian meatballs, and of course we washed this down with a bottle of red! The food and the company was lovely and we laughed a lot .

    We then headed back to our apartment, and Gui and Geertje caught the subway to Stockel, and then drove the rest of the way. Ian was feeling quite tired after 2 fairly late nights, and so headed off to bed immediately, whereas I stayed up to work on my blog a little more.
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  • Day15

    Camping LA DIME

    July 8 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Übernachtung in Belgien
    In  ECAUSSINNES-LALAING
    LaDime Camping
    Bei km Stand 10793
    18,40 € Gebühr inkl. Strom und 50 Jahre altes Sanitärgebäude 🙈

    Geschlafen haben wir gut , jetzt noch in der Sonne frühstücken, dann zu unserem letzten Übernachtungsziel nach Luxemburg.Read more

  • Day3

    Paul aus Litauen

    July 19, 2020 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Uns kommt ein TET Endurist entgegen: darf ich vorstellen? Paul. Paul ist aus Litauen, allein unterwegs, und fährt den TET von Holland aus durch Belgien bis nach Frankreich. Allein. Mit seinem Zelt. Wir sprechen noch kurz über das Erlebte, tauschen noch Hinweise zu Streckenabschnitten aus. Und wünschen Paul einen super TET.

    Nach ein paar km weiter fahren David und ich aus einem Feldweg links ab auf einen asphaltierten Feldweg. Dort entdecken wir eine mega Bremsspur auf dem Asphalt. Die Spur führt auf unseren Feldweg. Wir haben gut gelacht. Das wird Paul gewesen sein! Wir wissen jetzt, das wir nicht die Einzigen sind, die eine Vollbremsung hinlegen, um der Route weiter zu folgen... 😀

    Was? Ihr wundert Euch, das wir doch den TET weiter fahren? Beim Frühstück besprachen wir, das wir es nochmal probieren wollen. Zu schön sind die Strecken, zu gern sind wir abseits der Strassen gewesen. Sollte die Strecke zu einem Singletrail werden, würden wir aber lieber umkehren.
    Nein, sind wir heute dann aber doch nicht! Die schwierigen Passagen lagen bereits hinter uns!
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  • Day21

    Lunch in Finkenwerder

    July 15, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We stopped for lunch at a lovely seafood restaurant before heading back to Landungsbrucken, which is Hamburg’s water station. Here we said goodbye to Fritz and Inka and the boys, who headed back to Buchholz.Read more

  • Day24

    Girls trip to the Opal Coast

    July 18, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We didn’t want to head off too early and get caught in commuter traffic, so we took it easy and headed off about 10am. It was a pretty smooth drive most of the way, and our first stop was Wissant, a lovely village on the coast of France. We stopped at a restaurant called Charlemagne, where we had Moules Frites and a lovely rosé, which was delightful. This dish is a specialty of France which my grandmother introduced me to when I was in my early 20’s. After lunch, we walked around the town - Brigitte has rented a house in the village before and so she knows the area.Read more

  • Day19

    Berlin to Hamburg

    July 13, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we leave for Hamburg, but we have a few hours before we head to the central train station to catch our train. We had put off going up to the top of the TV tower - Berliner Fernsehturm - as it had been cloudy and wet yesterday, so this morning we were there at 9am. It is 368 metres high, and is the tallest building in Berlin. The viewing platform is at 203 metres and you get great views across Berlin - there is also a rotating restaurant, Sphere. We will try to go there for a meal next time we visit Berlin. This tower was built by the East German government to signify the triumph of their capital East Berlin.

    We then purchased a few mementos of Berlin from a souvenir shop, and went to the Ampelmann store, before heading back to the apartment to grab our luggage and make our way to the central station to catch our train to Hamburg. We found our platform, grabbed some lunch and waited for our train to arrive, and then it was a big scramble to get onboard and find our seats and somewhere to store our luggage. Once we settled into our seats we realised we had some Aussies sitting behind us, and we started chatting. It turns out the guy used to work with Ros Hore, who I knew when she worked for CSIRO - what a small world it is.

    The trip to Hamburg was pretty quick, and once we arrived we grabbed a taxi and headed to our Airbnb. Thomas, our host, was waiting for us and helped get us settled into the apartment, which was so lovely and in a very good part of town. What a host he is - the fridge was packed with goodies, as was the pantry, including a large bowl of fresh fruit. After unpacking and having a drink and snack, we headed out to scope out the neighbourhood and find somewhere to eat.
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  • Day18

    Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe

    July 12, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    “It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say”. Primo Levi, born in Turin, was a chemist. As a member of the Italian resistance, he was arrested in 1944 and deported to Auschwitz. He survived and began to write in 1945, directly after his return. In 1987, Primo Levi committed suicide. His stories and poems on the Holocaust today belong to world literature. Primo Levi’s story is just one of the thousands on display in this memorial.

    Another story that really affected me was this “After lunch the corpses from five vehicles were buried. From one vehicle a young women was thrown out with a baby at her breast. It suckled its mother’s milk and died. On this day we worked under the light from the searchlights until seven in the evening. Also on this day a vehicle drove so close to the pit that we heard the choked screams and desperate cries of the victims as well as the pounding on the doors. Before work had finished, six of the pit workers were also shot”.

    The following is a letter from an inmate of one of the camps. “We are now living through a terrible time. Thousands of people receive summonses - they are to be sent away to work. The people know well, however, what to make of this and they are scared. And yet one reassures them: It probably is to work. One would be happy if one knew that it really is work. And one hopes, because perhaps indeed it is […]. And one also is indifferent, because we are all tired and exhausted or the point of death.”
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  • Day428

    Leuze, St. Martin

    October 22, 2016 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Eine relativ große Pfarrkirche, aber am Samstagmorgen niemand da für einen Pilgerstempel. Immerhin hat die Patisserie ein paar Straßen weiter geöffnet und versorgt uns mit Leckereinen inklusive echt belgischen Cuberdons.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Province du Brabant Wallon, Provinz Wallonisch-Brabant, Walloon Brabant Province, Brabant Wallonie, Brabant Wallon, Waals-Brabant, Brabante Valão

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