All lined up and waiting to go. Brugge bicycles.
No matter what time of year, the Belgians are using bicycles as one of their major forms of transportation. This photo was taken at Christmastime, and boy was it cold, but their were plenty of bicycles lined up in the streets of Brugge. Is it because it’s flat, the roads are narrow, there’s not much parking? I’m sure it is for all of those reasons. The two countries that lend themselves so well to bicycle transportation, Belgium and The Netherlands, have taken that on as a personality trait. The other [...]
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It’s the last day of December, and time to think about what we did during 2012 and make some plans for 2013.
As the year 2012 was coming to a close, we gazed upon this gorgeous sunset over Mont Blanc, France. Thank you 2012!
1. In June we moved from our home of four years, Ankara, to Schweinfurt, Germany. We know this is a somewhat temporary place for us as the military is drawing down even more. We’re hoping to find out a little more between January and April.
2. In July, we had a huge [...]
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Driving through the Belgium countryside we came upon this gorgeous sight. Who doesn’t love shaggy horses and windmills, and the two together…amazing! I must have taken 30 shots of these two gentle giants. They were very excited to have some company. You know, it’s truly the little moments in life that are the most wonderful!
Wintery fun in Bruges. What a gorgeous ice skaing rink right in the middle of the square, listening to the cathedral bells as well as the 80s disco that was blaring from the speakers. What fun. What fun.
I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas! Love from Jim and Corinne @ReflectionsEnroute.com
‘Tis the season of Christmas markets, sweets, and decadence. This booth at the Bruges Christmas Market just cracked me up. Nothing like using the iconic photo magnet of the city to sell you some cotton candy.
The Plantin-Moretus House was one of the first successful printers in Belgium. The site now houses a fantastic museum and plenty of old books, leather walls, etc. It was a fantastic site. Go there.
The one of the fantastic things about living in Europe is the proximity to so many things to see and do. Living in Turkey, we’re a little removed from that, but we always have to fly through central Europe when traveling back to the U.S., which we do every year thanks to the U.S. government.
This year, we are taking a little over a week to visit some sights in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Austria. We’re not spending much time, enough time, in any one place, but we’ve lived in both Holland and Germany before and we’ll be revisiting [...]
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