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  • 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 😜😂
  • This is one of many (big) homes across the river from Heidelberg castle. I have no idea what the history is but, if you can’t afford a castle, this is the next best thing 😊
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Can anybody tell me what kind of design/era this house is so I can google and study it?
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Isn’t Heidelberg’s autumn 🍂🍁 vibe amazing?
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A lazy day. Even a nap 🙈 What did you do?
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Happy new week, all ✨
  • Different websites ranked differently and in 2009, Newsweek magazine ranked it at number 4th. It’s 2018 and after clicking a few prominent news and travel websites, I think I am safe to say: One of the top 10 most beautiful train station in the world is in Antwerpen! In operation since 1905.
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Check out this amazing architecture that took about a decade to complete. King Leopald II felt that Antwerpen needed a more prestigious station (maybe due to the city being the diamond centre since the 15th century?) and architect Louis dela Censerie was selected to come up with the design.
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Stunning, eh? Even those kids were in awe!!
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Now a game: can you spot @dy_ellie? 😜
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Hope your Saturday is going well! Have a great one ✨
  • Heppenheim’s Rathaus aka the town hall. Another grand aka huge building. See humans for size comparisons 😜
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Isn’t the architecture stunning? It’s (I believe - my German isn’t great) it’s 16th century.
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Similarity between many countries before a bank holiday: manic grocery store scene. It’s Supermarket Sweep (remember that show? I LOVED it!) times 100 😂😂
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Been in PJs all day. It’s a bank holiday, All Saints Day, here in the Rhineland region. You know what’s interesting about bank holidays in Germany? Each region can be different. Hesse is just down the road but All Saints Day is not a bank holiday there. I don’t know if there is a website/app that tells me all the possible holidays here. I just wait for my neighbours to tell me days before so I can make the store run the day before 😜
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There is probably an FB group for “lost expats in Germany” 🙈😂
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Hope your day is lovely ❤️❤️
  • THIS is where the googly eyes folks live. Ya know, the ones who have been sticking googly eyes on different random objects, even historical statues 😜
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Throw back to this house at the Peak District. A lot of people in England gets into Halloween 🎃👻 So fun!
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The big difference between US and UK Halloween: costume scare factor. U.K. always scary and US, you can be ketchup and mustard and you’re alright 😜😂
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Take care and if out trick-or-treating, stay safe!

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