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Lucy’s Breed

Lucy’s results came in yesterday and they were not what I was expecting at all, but they were awesome nevertheless. It seems that Lucy is a Western European Village Dog. It may sound stupid at first. I even got really mad because I paid so much to know that my dog is a mutt? Like I didn’t already know that.

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Travel diary: Hong Kong, winter 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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