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The river Meuse rolls gently through the hills and cities of central Wallonia. Ruins dot its banks, bearing witness to the countless centuries of human deeds and misdeeds that have taken place there. Dinant, one such river town, is the site of fortifications dating back perhaps a thousand years and a popular getaway spot for more »

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One concern we had at moving away from the Washington, D.C. area was leaving our beloved National Zoo behind. We need not have worried! If you live in the Mons area, or perhaps anywhere in Belgium, you know about Pairi Daiza. It is a world-class zoo and botanical gardens in the southwest of the country. more »

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laeken 2
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Spring seeps into the air slowly in Belgium. Tulips push up shyly, birds think about gathering nesting materials, a cherry tree here and a magnolia there start showing signs of pink—only the forsythia jumps in with two feet, its yellow blooms loud and long against the tumultuous sky. But as sunrise creeps ever earlier and more »

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