Ireland, our first view from the air. Besides flying into Iceland, of course, and then Beligum, this was our first plane trip. Our other countries were reached by train. Our first two nights were spent at Cork and we loved it! This is the view from our hotel. It was at the breakfast buffet … Continue reading A bit of Blarney
Month: September 2017
If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium
The song and movie title really fit for us. Even if we went away for the weekend, we were usually back on Tuesday. Cirque de Soleil was in Brussels and our friends had never seen it. We took them to a show to say thanks for their hospitality and they loved it, of course. Afterwards, … Continue reading If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium
And then Paris
Paris called our names the next weekend. Norris, Becky and Melissa went for crepes and art and of course the scenery. We went on a boat tour the first night to catch the city lit up. We'd already been for delicious ice cream at Berthillon, as recommended by my French teacher. And we'd spent our … Continue reading And then Paris
Day trip to Ghent, Belgium
In between weekends to London and Paris, we took the train 45 min. away to the city of Ghent. Right after lunch, we found a boat tour. Gravenstein castle seemed intriguing, so we investigated it, and of course, climbed to the top. It was a beautiful view, as expected.
London with Melissa
This was a few weeks ago. When my sister came to Belgium, we started on a whirlwind of traveling and sightseeing. Two days after she arrived, we set off for London, in spite of her jet lag. There was rain most of the time, but we managed by ducking into museums and palaces. And stores! … Continue reading London with Melissa
A walk in the Woods with Refugees
The French have officially closed the camps, but bulldozers remain to sift and level mounds of remaining trash into smooth ground as if it never happened.