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Hautes Fagnes & Bon-Secours

Impressions from a swamp called “Hoge Venen” (Hautes Fagnes or High Fens) and a walk we made near Bon-Secours in Belgium and France.

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Posted in Trips

Belgium For Beginners In 10 Easy Lessons

It has come to my attention that people are often confused about Belgium. A popular conspiracy theory even states that Belgium doesn’t exist at all. While I’ve been programmed to believe it actually does, I’ll try to shed some light on this odd speck on the world map.

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Samurai Sauce

How to make Samurai sauce or Samurai saus, as it is called in dutch, a devilish spicy mayonnaise: For a two person’s portion mix 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek. Perfectly Easy!

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Paper Plane

Scala’s new album Paper Plane is entirely available to download for free from the official website. Scala is a youth choir from Aarschot, Belgium, roughly sixty teenage girls, directed by two talented brothers, and enjoying national and international recognition.

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Posted in Internet, Media

Paradisio Revisited

We spent a lovely day in Paradisio (Belgium) with lots of beautiful, friendly, funky and sometimes also a bit scary animals. I can recommend a visit there to everybody and make sure you don’t miss the wonderful bird show.

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Luikse Wafels

Here’s the recipe for ‘Luikse wafels’ (‘Liège waffels’), also known as ‘suikerwafels’ or in German ‘Lütticher Waffeln’. Ingredients for 18 waffles: 750 g flour, 270 mL lukewarm milk, 70 g yeast, 3 eggs and 2 egg yolks, a pinch of salt, 1/2 package vanilla sugar, 400 g soft butter or margarine, 500 g coarse sugar (in Dutch: parelsuiker, in German: Hagelzucker).

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Posted in Food

NETELLER

Problems that I lately experienced with NETELLER, a money transfer & online payment company. This article vents the frustrations associated with having to talk to one of their agents every time you cross country borders.

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Posted in Internet

Texas Hold 'em Poker

Texas Hold ‘em Poker, often called the Cadillac of poker games, is a game of patience and well-timed aggression. This articles offers an introduction to the game and some places to go look for more.

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Posted in Games

Paradisio

Paradisio is a wildlife park in Belgium offering a wide variety of animals and having one of the best bird shows around.

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