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  • A quiet evening after a busy day.
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Our favourite Saturday evening activity: chatting all night long at a restaurant/pub with a roaring fire or Netflix (for hubby) and a book (for me) with the kids joining us or them upstairs with sleepover friends.
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What do you all love to do?
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A cosy evening in Brugge a month ago. I can never get enough of the city’s architecture and the cafe vibes, especially when the weather was as lovely as that evening.

How the weather has changed since then. My weather app even shows ❄️ for Monday!
  • Flying birds love to poop on me. My hair must look like bird 🚽 or something 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
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I was not very productive today. I somehow got sucked into the internet. I don’t recall what hooked me in and what all I did. But three hours later... 😳😳
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Has this ever happened to you?
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The first beautiful rows of houses you see after you leave the Amsterdam Centraal strain station. Or the last, depending on when you get here 😊
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Have a great evening, all!! ✨
  • See the sweet little peeping 🐖?
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Golden hour in this tiny ancient city in Belgium. The charm of Europe shining through this one ✨
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Hubby’s car broke down yesterday and until parts come in, we only have one car. He drove my car to work and I thought: maybe a cheeky cup of gluhwein (hot spiced wine if you have not had it) while I do some editing since I am car-less. Then a text message came in seconds after that thought: can you find a ride so you can pick me up from the doctor’s office? I took some meds and it’s making me drowsy.
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No cheeky drink for Savitri today 🙄😂
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PS: I am a total lightweight. One glass of wine, for example, is my limit. With a meal, I can on occasion do two. A few rare moments, my glass can last two days... which my husband finds mind boggling 😜
  • The crooked houses and canal scene of Amsterdam. The houseboat where the lantern hung from is very charming but I forgot to photograph it cause I was so focused on this boat that’s passing by 🙈
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A quick day trip into the city. The rain stopped too on Sunday!
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Accidentally turned into an alley in the Red Light District on our way to the train station. Oops 😬Thankfully there was only one lady and Jovie didn’t see. I was going to go with the live underwear model route if she saw. With Emma, I was honest.
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The Netherlands is such a gorgeous country and just thinking of this place gives me warm and fuzzies. My grands spoke fluent Dutch and our Christmas were of Dutch influence. The chattering of the locals brought me back to lovely childhood memories of being with my grands.
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Happy Monday, all ✨
  • The two umbrellas look like poppies and I think appropriate for today...
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The first war taught us that nationalism lead to war. The second war showed us what tyranny could become.
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To those who fought for our freedom, lest we forget. Remembrance Day 2018 ❤️
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UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinderdijk, on a rainy November day. The windmills (not these in particular, just the technology - the hydraulic work - that are in these windmills) have been keeping the soil dry in this area for about 1000 years.
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It was 3:15pm when I got there and they closed at 4pm. I will be back, earlier, to learn about the history. Hopefully better weather then so we can do a long walk or a family 🚲 ride.
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Have a great evening all!
  • Our super cosy Airbnb wagon In Zemst, Airbnb ID 17991836, just outside of Mechelen.
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Decided last minute to go back to Belgium to explore a few more cities.
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Traveling with kids and dogs is definitely slower. A wee here and there, being hungry and thirty every other place, and a lot of faffing (or whinging) at almost every corner. Then we hit traffic too. There is a con to traveling with a car.
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Anyhow, this pipowagen was handmade by the owner. The bathroom and shower is outside so it’s more less, to us at least, glamping. He built it for his grandkids, for when they visit in the summer, and his friends suggested Airbnb so others can enjoy it during the other times. So here it is AND, money gained from the rental goes to their projects in Zambia (to help 80 families become more sustainable) and Nepal (helping with street children).
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So if you’re visiting Mechelen, or even Leuven/Brussels/Gent (they’re 30min ish away by train — station is 15min walk away), give this place a go. It’s fun and for a good cause. Oh, this isn’t an ad. I am just a pleased customer. Plus, it’s for a good cause.
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Have a great weekend!
  • Another golden hour from that day in Gent.
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Off road tripping again tomorrow with the kids and dogs. We’ll see how many photos I can get with them in tow AND ☔️ forecast. Maybe it’ll just rain at night 😜
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I have a few cities and one UNESCO site — it’s a thing for me hitting as many of these places as possible 😊
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Have a great night! Gotta get ready to go and watch my Stories on where we’ll end up being. Will post again when I have a chance 💛💛
  • I did a double take on a photo that @epipha_ny posted. Then I busted out laughing. Check out her post and see what you think. Twinning 😜😂
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See the couple in the background?
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Just back from German course. Just learned about jobs and that there is a boy and girl version of each job. So he and she isn’t just a chef but she is a die Kochin and he is a der Koch. Basically, most female has an “in” at the end. But a female nurse is Krankenschwester and a male js Krankenpfleger 😳🤯🤕
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Hope your week is going well! 🧡🧡
  • That 123 m or 405ft tower is part of ‘Cathedral of our Lady’. The construction of the cathedral started in 1352 and ended in 1521. Nope, not a typo.
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You can find some fine art work by a few famous Flemish artist, Ruben being one of the major ones.
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It was a beautiful evening to be strolling, photographing, biking  and dining out in Antwerpen. I love autumn and the upcoming holidays but gosh, I adore the warm summer evenings!
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Chilling after a bowl of congee. It’s basically rice soup. Speaking of... I need to go to Frankfurt to check out the Chinese and ramen food scene. I heard the dim sum and ramens are 👌 There is one nice noodle shop in Heidelberg and Mannheim but haven’t found a good dim sum or Chinese in general. Anybody been and have recommendations? Or any other city with good ramens and/or Chinese within 4hrs radius of Mannheim? Great food will drive 😜😂

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