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Winter bucket list: update

It’s time for another update of my winter bucket list! Back in January, I posted my winter bucket list and posted an update of it as well. Now we’re 2/3 through winter, it’s time for a new update. Here’s an overview of my winter goals: Make homemade hot chocolate.   Start a scrapbook. Bake cookies. Keep … Continue reading

Winter bucket list: update

About two weeks ago, I posted my winter bucket list. Here’s a little update on how it’s going. Well, it’s not going great, but I still have 2/3 of winter left. Here’s a quick overview of the 12 things I want to do this winter: Make homemade hot chocolate.   Start a scrapbook. Bake cookies. Keep a … Continue reading

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium

As I mentioned in my 30 before 30 post, I want to visit all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium. Now, several of my friends were interested in joining me, but most of them also don’t know what or where they are. I think pretty much everyone in Belgium has visited one or two of … Continue reading

30 before 30

As I’ll be turning 30 next year, and I’m into bucket lists these days, I decided to make a “30 before 30” list. In case you don’t know what that is; it’s a list of 30 things you want to accomplish/experience before you turn 30. My sister did this a few years back, but unfortunately, … Continue reading

Birds and Bagpipes

Every July, our city hosts a folk festival called M’Eire Morough, one of the city’s main events, along with Flanders Open Rugby and Katuit. The name supposedly has a meaning in Irish too, but it also means “a hangover tomorrow” in the local dialect. It’s a combination of music, food, games, stalls selling accessories and clothes, … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (2)

After our stop in Namur, we drove on. Some time after, we found ourselves in Dinant, a picturesque city 30 km south of Namur. It’s a really beautiful city in the Meuse valley, and its name actually means “Sacred Valley” or “Luminous Gorge”. ✨ The pictures are a bit unclear because I had to take … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (1)

My family has a tradition of going to the Belgian Ardennes every summer, and last summer was no different. My sisters, their spouses and kids, my brother, a cousin and her boyfriend, one sister’s befriended couple and my dad spent a week in the south. And me? Well, I’m not much of a family person, … Continue reading

Fort 8

Our last stop during Open Monument Day 2016 was Fort 8 in Hokoben, a fort built around 1860. By the time the first World War started, this building’s technology was already outdated, so they never actually got to use it. It’s a unique fortification, as it still shows the original bricks since it was never … Continue reading

Old cars and old books

Meanwhile, this year’s Open Monument Day has passed. I was supposed to go to something with knights and medieval stuff with a friend of mine, but when she got her holiday job schedule, those plans were ruined. 😣 Thus, I tagged along with my mom and her boyfriend (or husband or what ever you want to … Continue reading

The House of Saint Nicholas

It’s almost that day again; Open Monument Day, one of my favourite days of the year! On this day, you can visit a great number of monuments, heritage sites, museums and other interesting buildings for free. Some of these sites are only opened on this day, others are payable on other days. I’m usually mostly … Continue reading