Connecterra Maasmechelen with Fitbit Versa | AD

Connecterra Maasmechelen with Fitbit Versa | AD

I want to start this post by stating that the Fitbit Versa shown in the photos was kindly gifted to me at a press event. I was not asked or payed to write a blog post about it. You don’t have to travel far to see beautiful places. Connecterra is an excellent example of that. This large stretch of land was once a coal mining site, but has been turned into a national park after the mine closed in 1987. Overt the years Connecterra has grown to become an astounding national park with lakes and hilltops from where you …
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Apple Picking in Haspengouw

Apple Picking in Haspengouw

According to Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, there are currently 11.376.070 people living on the 30.528 KM² piece of land known as Belgium. Said little piece of land is divided into 10 provinces. And today I am taking you on a day trip to my favorite one: Limburg! Or as we Antwerpians like to call it “The Limburg”. I am imagining the Limburgers reading this collectively clicking away from my blog now. More specifically I’m taking you along on a field trip to the beautiful region of Haspengouw. Haspengouw is best known for its fruit farms, country …
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A Visit to The Zwin, Belgium

A Visit to The Zwin, Belgium

On a cold morning in February, my boyfriend an I decided to drive to the Belgian sea side for a day. We never go to the sea side. There’s nothing to do when it rains and it’s bustling with tourists as soon as the sun decides to peek from behind the clouds. Add to that the infamous Belgian traffic and you get a recipe for “nah, let’s just go somewhere else”. However, there’s a nature reserve near Knokke that I had been wanting to visit for many years. Following the …
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Docks Bruxsel Food Court & White Cinema

Docks Bruxsel Food Court & White Cinema

It’s not every day that a new shopping center opens its doors in teeny tiny Belgium, so when that happens you know everyone is going to be all about it! The buzz around Docks Bruxsel hasn’t calmed down since its opening in late 2016 and I had been dying to pay a visit. When my blogger buddy Eline asked me if I wanted to join her for the blogger presentation of the food court I jumped for joy! To Brussels we went! We got to the event a little early so we did some widow shopping to …
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The Tall Ships Race 2016

The Tall Ships Race 2016

A few weeks ago the Tall Ships Race took place in Antwerp and while the boats are well on their way to Lisbon by now, I still wanted to share a few of the snaps I took. My boyfriend and I met up with friends for dinner at Balls’n’Glory and took a detour to visit the TSR along the way. We saw the Tall Ships prepare for sail for the first time in 2010 and they left a might impression on us. This edition we arrived late after work and didn’t have time to climb …
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Flowering Bluebells In Hallerbos

Flowering Bluebells In Hallerbos

Years and years ago I made a bucket list of all the places I wanted to visit in Belgium. To this day, not many items have been scratched off, aside from exploring Brussels (which I’ve been doing lots of lately!). Not too far from Brussels is Halle, well-known for it’s beautiful Hallerbos. The Hallerbos is a forest that turns into a fairy tale-like scene every Spring. Shades of white and yellow slowly turn into shades of purple as daffodils and white anemones make way for a sea of blooming bluebells. The gentle perfume they spread is …
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