May 31, 2020

When updating the website of my wife I noticed how long ago it was that I also updated the travel blog. Didn’t we travel anymore? Of course we did. But not really much fun travel.

So why didn’t I update the blog?
Partly because I had no time, p...

August 8, 2019

We’ve been diving Anilao since 2007. We made hundreds and hundreds of dives there, so I think we are somewhat qualified by now to write something about the place now that we just went back over there in June and came back with mixed feelings.

Don't get me wrong : Anila...

July 31, 2019

Madame, do you remember the first time you met your husband? Sir, do you remember your first date with your wife? Well for us that was 40 years ago and we both do remember exactly where and when.
In those first few years of marriage, many couples go through a challengi...

May 28, 2019

In April we finally came around to visiting a couple of dear friends from our days in Beirut - Lebanon. So under an unbelievably glorious April sun we drove North to De Bult where Marjolijn and Jan-Willem live. De Bult is situated at the crossroads of several Dutch Pro...

May 2, 2019

First something about the current wave of terror of the eco-fascists.  Do I think that we have to treat our environment better than we do now ? Of course I do. Do I make an effort in my personal life ? Of course I do. But do any of you ecological gestapos think I feel...

March 28, 2019

First the Bastogne War Museum.

On one of the first nice & sunny days in an otherwise gloomy and rainy month of March we finally decided to visit the recently renovated Bastogne War Museum.

Do you think 80 million people killed in WWII is glorious? Well, you should visi...

January 17, 2019

Certainly true for us now that we’re back in Belgium. But you should remember that we were stationed abroad for the past 26 years. So for us most of Belgium had to be (re)discovered. We’ve been in Belgium for a little more than 1 year now, and traveled around quite a l...

December 6, 2018

I suppose all of you know the fantastic novel of Jules Verne? A league in most English speaking countries is about 4.83 km. So 20,000 leagues would bew ⟨𝜓𝑓;𝑡𝑓|𝜓𝑖;𝑡𝑖⟩= ∑∞𝑛=0(−𝑖)𝑛∫𝑑𝑡1𝑑𝑡2⋯𝑑𝑡𝑛 ⟨𝜓𝑓;𝑡𝑓|𝑒−𝑖𝐻0(𝑡𝑓−𝑡1)𝑉𝑒−𝑖𝐻0(𝑡1−𝑡2) ⋯𝑉𝑒−𝑖𝐻0(�...

October 8, 2018

As most of my friends know I have a very low boredom threshold (oh and I don’t do small-talk). So after a year in Belgium I’m quickly running out of exceptional places to see or things to visit. In fact all that remains is the area around the Yzer valley where we would...

August 16, 2018

Belgium has been the battleground of Europe since as far back as the Roman Empire as it had no natural protection from its big neighboring countries.

On top of that the Belgian territory is almost completely void of natural obstacles. The rivers facilitate the transport...

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Loving to travel around the world, we both started working for Belgian Foreign Affairs back in 1991. That was the beginning of more than two, going on three decades of discovering foreign countries and cultures.

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