Christmas time in Eeklo and Gent
December 27, 2015

We arrived in Eeklo on December 16th, to be there not only for Christmas but also for Stefaan’s birthday on December 17th. Upon arrival in BRU we picked up our rental and, after briefly getting slowed down by the morning commute on Brussel’s ring road, checked into to our lovely B&B Cambiare around 10am. Naturally […]

December 27, 2015

Monday, December 21st Headed to Brugge to enjoy a few days of being a tourist and some last minute Christmas shopping. First stop was an early checkin at Hotel Prinsenhof, a delightful family run boutique hotel, followed by a stroll around the medieval town while dodging the rain. For lunch we caught up with Mieke and […]

Caroline’s European Summer Trip 2015
August 3, 2015

On Sunday, August 2nd it was packing time again as the next day I left for my summer trip to Europe. London – 4-6 August First stop was London where I arrived on the morning of the 4th after a sleepless flight (nothing new there, at least not in economy). I headed straight to my dear friends […]

Friends and Family in Gent
November 5, 2014

Wednesday to Friday, November 5 – 7, 2014 Caroline took the 12:58pm Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussel Zuid (naturally there was a 25 minute delay entering the tunnel), and from there continued onto Gent to stay 2 days with Hilde and family. One evening we went to the delightful Pizzeria Da Toto (corner […]

Eeklo – Mostly Again
October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014 We drove from Luxemburg City to Eeklo by way of Bastogne, where we visited the Bastogne War Museum; another very well done museum, very worthy of a visit; and the American Memorial / Mardasson Memorial. We spent about 3 hours taking it all in. After battling rush hour traffic on the ring […]

Eeklo Mostly
September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014 We slept in a little to help get over our jet-lag. Stephen was sent out to get some Starbucks from the nearby train station. Lunchtime was fast approaching and we arranged to have frites and frikadelleworst with Stefaan. Afterwards Stefaan headed back to work and we boarded a train to Eeklo […]

Leg 5 - Europe
Steven, Sophia and Brussels
September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014 We landed back in Belgium after a short stop-over in Munich. Fortunately both ourselves and our bags made the tight connection. We headed into Brussels to take a few drinks with Steven and Sophia. So nice to catch-up with friends.

August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014 We said goodbye to Eeklo for now and took a train to Brussel. We’d never visited Brussel together before so we decided that after seeing lots of new and exotic places a visit to Belgium’s capital was in order. We may be doing this more often before flying out of Zaventem! […]

Arrived in Eeklo
August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014 And then it had arrived, kind of faster than we’d expected, and bitter-sweet: the last driving day of our ‘Overland Adventure’. Sure, we’d still planned to go places before going home to San Francisco, but, as far as the ‘Sydney to Eeklo’ part was concerned, this was it: the day we’d […]

Leg 5 - Europe
Arrival in Eeklo / Aankomst in Eeklo!!!!!
August 10, 2014

Save the Date – August 16 We set out on an Around the World Trip in May/June 2013. The Overland Adventure started for real on September 1, 2013, in Sydney, and will finish in Eeklo on August 16, 2014. In mei/juni 2013 vertrokken we op ‘Reis Rond De Wereld’. Het echte Overland Avontuur begon op […]

Unexpected trip to Eeklo, Belgium
February 18, 2014

February 18-24, 2014 We traveled to Eeklo, Belgium, to attend the funeral of my beloved aunt Annie, who passes away rather suddenly. She will always have a special place in my heart. And I will miss her. It was good to catch up with family and good friends. Meanwhile my mum was in hospital for […]

Gent – Gent – Ypres.
June 23, 2013

Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2013 Had a wonderful stay with Hilde, Yaron, Moos and Liran in Gent. Moos kindly gave up his room for us which was very nice of him. We talked, ate, drunk and just relaxed with our long time friends. We found Starbucks within walking distance, which is pretty good luck as […]

Gent and Eeklo
May 24, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013 I arrived in Zaventem, from Stockholm around 7pm, jumped on a train to Gent and knocked on Hilde’s door. Being Sunday there where no trains to Eeklo anymore at that time, but I’d pre-arranged to stay at Hilde’s. And since Monday 20 May was a holiday we spent that day together […]

London and Belgium – Thanksgiving Week 2010.
November 29, 2010

We went to London and Belgium for Thanksgiving Week; the good thing was that Stephen only had to take 3 days off to get the whole week. We left on Friday, Nov 19 and flew back home on Saturday the 27th. In London we stayed with Silvia & Wayne and caught up with friends. About […]

Europe 2010
The photos.
August 16, 2010

Wow! What a trip! What a rush! I left home in San Francisco on July 30th, visited 8 countries in just under 6 weeks (I must be turning into a good American!) and arrived back home on August 6th. Naturally I took lots of photos (2300), of which I decided to put selections in albums […]