Monday, September 09, 2013

Belgium July 2013



Some photos from our holiday in Belgium. Another great home exchange experience! I recommend it to anyone, it feels like we've won the lottery and can travel the world.

I like Belgium, but felt in a way it's the less sophisticated little sister to France; the food, the ambiance, the prices - a mix between French and Anglo Saxon culture. But people are very friendly, and it was fantastic to be able to use the bike or train anywhere.

Next year it's back to France and la plague, hopefully Normandie.

But in between we have autumn and (a loong) winter.

And guess what! Arctic Dad and myself will take a mini-break (as Bridget Jones puts it) - three days in Berlin! It's been eight (8) years since traveling alone the two of us, without kids. My sister is here from Denmark to babysit.

We need it, and I think we deserve it too.

Back next weekend!

8 comments:

likeschocolate said...

You definitely deserve a break away from the kiddos! Have fun!

midcentuymadam said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation. I'm so intrigued with the home exchange idea. Have fun on your mini vacation.

tove said...

Å så herlig med voksentur! Vi må ta oss selv i nakken og få gjort alvor av noe sånt. Det er noe med å huske hvem man var "pre kids". Artig å se bilder fra Belgia. Det ser ikke ut som dere var i mitt nærområde der nede, men håper dere fikk sett litt. Vi bodde i Waterloo like syd for Brussel. mamma og pappa dro oss med for å se et nytt sted hver eneste helg. vi var i tenårene... glad for det nå, da! Det du sier om landet er nok ganske riktig. Det er enorme forskjeller mellom Flandern og Wallonia også når det gjelder hvem de identifiserer seg med, og lillebror- kompleks ovenfor både Frankrike og Holland...
Husbytte høres spennende ut:-)

Satsuki du chat-bus said...

Looking at your pictures, I realize that I actually know very little of Belgium. Brussels and… Brussels ! We should visit more, as it is not so far from France.
Enjoy Berlin ! I loooove this city and we just managed an exchange agreement for Easter with a Berlin family.

ibb said...

Looks great time in Belgium, of course is not France, but...well...
And wish you a great time alone without children...in Berlin, just take it easy and enjoy!

Kaylovesvintage said...

you will love Berlin

christinelaennec said...

Looks like you had a wonderful summer break. Those patisseries look very yummy. How good that you have someone to leave the children with to take a break. My husband and I have never been away together overnight in 18 years! Someday...

Traveleam said...

Good post. We've posted a similar Belgium profile here: http://traveleam.ca/belgium-destination-profile/

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