People who know me, know how much I love wandering around the world. Like most travelers, I love going to to far and exotic places. But at the same time I also enjoy local tourism. When I went to Brussels for my studies, I loved exploring the city. I made lists of museums to visit, touristy places to see, activities to do and of course a list of restaurants and coffees to try. I felt like I knew Brussels better then my home country: Luxembourg. So whenever I came home for holidays, I tried exploring this little country a bit more. Again, I made lists and loved checking off things whenever I went to a new museum for example. In the summer of 2013, I (unfortunately) came back to Luxembourg because of a job offer. Because I wanted to feel a connection again, whenever I had some time, I went to explore places that I had never been to or places that I could barely remember because I was so little when I saw them. So, the list-maker-addict that I am, I made lists of nearby places I wanted to go. Back to the roots. I must say I have been enjoying these day-trips a lot.
Last Sunday I took a little road trip trough Belgium. Durbuy and Dinant have been on my last for a long time and now I finally got some time (and energy), after a couple of hectic months with 2 jobs.
We first went to Durbuy, a tiny city. It took us about 1h15 to get there. The first thing we did in Durbuy was the visit of the topiary garden. It was very nice. It took us about 30 minutes to go through the whole garden. Then we walked by the Durbuy Anticline. Lastly, we just walked around the tiny city and had a little picnic and some Belgian fries of course. Durbuy is a very cute and charming place with lots of little shops and restaurants. It seems like this city has stood still in time. When we entered, I felt like we just went though a time-traveling machine. I loved it and will definitely go back there, maybe during a summer day.
Stop number 2 was Dinant. I will soon post about it in another article. Meantime, enjoy some pictures of Durbuy: