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The Battle of Verdun – A visit in May 2019

Me, my colleague and his wife went on a two-day trip in May 2019 to see some impressive leftovers from the battle of Verdun in France. He knows for sure almost everything about war so it was a very interesting thing to experience.

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Tour de la Famenne – The Elevated Restaurant of Belgium

Me and a good friend of mine stumbled upon this urbex treasure while exploring Wallonia, the south part of Belgium, and we were extremely excited to enter such a tall architectural structure on the highway from Marche-en-Famenne to Namur. It was truly worth the visit.

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Travel diary: Hong Kong, winter 2018

Once again I picked Hong Kong for Christmas because 365 days ago I met my other half. She’s sweet and beautiful, simply all I can ever hope for. So, yes my trip to Hong Kong was beyond great and I had 3 weeks to enjoy it to the fullest… and it truly was memorable. A picturesque photo album of my trip.

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Travel photography gear guide 2018

What’s in my camera bag? I love taking pictures of beautiful moments while I travel or when I visit amazing places. Keeping those memories with you are great to enjoy them later while you look through plenty of photo albums.

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Where to stay in Hong Kong – Best recommendations

My best hotel, hostel & resort recommendations in Hong Kong all in one post. So far I did some of them and will do more very soon. I am surprised by the layout of certain hotels in the big city, but once you’re at a decent property you’ll really feel very welcome and spoiled.

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Travel guide: 14 best places to visit in Hungary

I simply fell in love with the country. Budapest is such a beautiful city with many secrets and top-class specialties. Hungary’s countryside is as spectacular as its capital. This trip was a true experience and I kept some Hungarian Forints for next time.

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Spreepark, Germany

Germany is probably one of the best places in Europe for urban exploring enthusiasts with Berlin being a very interesting city to explore history from an exciting era. From leftovers of the war to theme parks, factories, castles, houses and much more.

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Our dream: making a trebuchet

Our dream was to make a historical war machine. A trebuchet was build to besiege an enemy by man power and with the help of a huge wooden structure to catapult objects toward the enemy. The trebuchet existed from the 4th century BC as a siege weapon until the 13th century. I adore the mechanism and the thought about how those men fought with it during the war.

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Travel diary: Hong Kong, winter 2017

Hong Kong was magnificent and extraordinary, simply an amazing place to explore from top to bottom and find new friends. A short review of all the places, hotels/hostels, hikes and daytrips are included in this blog.

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Alan’s strange habit

A strange habit of mine…
It’s un unstoppable process where I’m going to pass out in the end. It bothers me a lot but I’ll have to deal with it until I die. Fortunately nothing all too serious or bad, just a little issue I truly wish to be different.

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Post X – was the biggest post sorting office of Belgium

This building was for sure the biggest mastodont of Antwerp until it came into disuse and finally in a state of neglect. I’ve known this building for years and my parents had to go there for their mail. This huge post sorting office was in use until 2007 and it was built around 1987/1988.

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Architecture of Antwerp, Belgium

From the typical architecture of Antwerp to its world famous painters and artists.
Combined with my eye for indoor and outdoor architectural photography this article will be very delightful to scroll through.

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De Badboot – The Swimming pool with no happy ending

What once was a truly awesome swimming pool ship, moored to quay at the Kattendijkdok in Antwerp.
It sank to the bottom and a year later a lifting vessel digged up three parts of the ship and soon the last leftover was taken to the scrapyard.

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10 days in Taiwan – January 2016

My trip to Taiwan was extraordinary, marvellous, sometimes spicy when it came to driving across a 3000 metre high mountain range right in the middle of the island, but after all the adventure was well worth it.

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Family Party – 2015

It is once again time for our family party, because first of all it is a very long time ago since we organised one. And secondly because we had some amazing things to share with all of our friends and relatives.

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First Italian peak trek, the Gran Paradiso – September 2015

After a beautiful trip to the higher grounds of Europe, just out of reach for the dark clouds, we returned home safely with a lot of nice pictures and memories to never forget. We topped the Gran Paradiso in Italy in open sky and temperatures high above zero, that’s how it was.

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4 days in Riga, Latvia – August 2015

There is so much to see in this city and four days is just not enough. I didn’t go for a swim in the nearby Baltic Sea, I didn’t bought anything from the Riga Central Market and I didn’t do any museum, but I stretched my legs instead and had a good walk in and around the city.

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Abandoned navy ships

At least half an hour of paddling until we reached our destination, a massive bow of a ship rose in front of us. We picked the largest ship to our delight, a huge military French frigate anchored at the bay for years. Covered in rust and ready to be dismantled at the yard at any time.

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An underground adventure in the Premetro of Antwerp

A premetro is a form of public transport as a tramway, which includes segments built to rapid transit standards, usually by the construction of tunnels in or near the central city area. And the premetro of Antwerp was just so awesome to explore. Too bad it’s now in use.

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Germany and Poland – July 2014

A road trip to Germany and Poland took me and Hannes to many unknown places in both countries, an extra special event awaited us at the end of our two-weeks holiday.

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The Bucket Dredger

The weather was pretty nice on a beautiful day in June, just perfect for spending a day outside. This time I wanted to explore the gigantic Argex dragline machine just 20 minutes from home, standing bulky near a clay pit in Kruibeke.

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Zone Braams

A huge whitish sphere somewhere in the fields of Flanders, looking impressively good for its age. At first you recognise a bit of a weird shape and what the heck is it doing there in the middle of nowhere, you ask yourself. Yet another pearl gone unfortunately.

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1 week in Lesbos, Greece – September 2013

A good friend of mine asked me once: “Why don’t you join me to the beautiful island of Lesbos in Greece?” I heard him talking about that island for a while now and I thought yeah why not… It was pretty much worth it, perfect weather, beautiful place and lots of sweet sunsets.

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