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Our guide to The Algarve in 5 days

When we traveled to Portugal in the summer of 2020, the entire expedition wasn’t without restrictions and risks. The area around Lisbon had already become a red zone (as a result, we had to look for alternative accommodation) and a few days before we left Belgium, the Algarve also became a region of heightened alertness. …

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Portugal’s Atlantic coast

While our original plan for this summer was Sri Lanka, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to change everything. We booked a trip to Portugal when numbers in Belgium were low and travel was allowed again. At first, we wanted to travel around the area of Lisbon and then head out to the Algarve. But Belgian …

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Walking in the forests near us

The COVID-19 crisis forced us to alternate in our family-activities: there really wasn’t much we could do for almost the entire year 2020. Walking and cycling were the only options. Even when there were (temporarily) more possibilities, we decided to stay closer to home and discover the nature that surrounds us. In this blog post …

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Discovering Senegal

In 1999 I (Annick) booked a group trip to Senegal. Earlier that year I had been in Egypt, and I was ready to discover “the real Africa”. Northern African countries are still quite different in atmosphere and nature to the countries more to the south. Our hotel was located in M’bour, a city about 50 …

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A mini-roadtrip in Northern Italy

We are taking the time out during this COVID-19 crisis to update our blog completely. This takes us both along some trips down memory lane. Before we met and became a couple, we did some traveling on our own or with previous partners. Back in 2006 I (Annick) went to Northern Italy, mainly to visit …

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Cycling in Zeeland

When we head out to the family holiday home in Zeeland, we often take our bicycles along. It adds to the holiday atmosphere to leave the car where he is, and do the grocery shopping at a slower pace. Just some local bread, fruit and vegetables in our shopping basket and off we go… But …

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Hiking in “Verdronken Zwarte Polder”

Verdronken Zwarte Polder (which translates roughly as ‘Drowned black polder’) is a stunning nature reserve in Nieuwvliet, Zeeland. We went hiking there in different seasons (winter, spring and summer) and each season has it’s charm. In this blogpost we will take you along with us. This hiking route is not accesible for wheelchairs or prams. …