Country walks

Where to go in Belgium?

An easy map to see all the places mentioned on Discovering Belgium

Bertembos wood anemones

Practicing the art of sitting still

A lovely place to visit at this time of the year. And if you sit still, you’ll be surprised at what you can see and hear.

Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary

Today I set myself a challenge. I decided to go on an ordinary Saturday morning walk in my very ordinary neighbourhood, in search of the extraordinary. So I worked out a 13 km route, took the bus to Wespelaar, and walked back home, in search of the unusual.

Did I succeed? Judge for yourself…

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Well, my quest got off to a good start; a traffic policeman certainly makes an unusual sight in a garden. The gnome doesn’t look too happy to have been ousted from his usual prominent position.

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