Postel Abbey

Just like last year we decided to start the year by spending a couple of days in Belgium, just across the border. By coincedence we passed the Postel Abbey on our way to the holiday house. People familiar with the Efteling will recognize this from the story behind Villa Volta. So we decided to come back the next day and have a look. We didn’t find any trace of Hugo but we did have a wonderful afternoon exploring the abbey and its surroundings.

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Back in Belgium

For the first week of January we booked a nice little house in Eksel, Belgium. The park itself was still under construction but that wasn’t really a problem. The house was nice, comfortable and clean. During our stay we had a walk in the forest and made some small stops in different places nearby. Of course we couldn’t just go back home without having a waffle as well! 2022 is off to a good start! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bonjour Brussels!


Here’s another post about Belgium. One day difference between visiting Ghent and Brussels. One month difference between blogging about them. ๐Ÿ™‚ But here it is!

After having spent the day in Ghent and the night in Vilvoorde, we headed for Brussels the next day. Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and has been a major center for international politics. What’s also interesting is that the city is bilingual. Both Dutch and French are used there.

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Antwerp: Churches and Other Stuff


You can hardly call it abroad but that’s what Belgium is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Less than two hours driving and you’re there. At least from where we live. Because it’s so close we thought it would be a nice idea to go there and let ร‰va have a taste of Belgium and see what Antwerp is like.

Taking the X100S for the trip and an attempt to document the city. Having it set to aperture priority with a minimum shutter speed of 1/125th I let the camera do it’s work. Using the exposure compensation dial where needed.

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