We have always loved travelling. And having more time now, we are planning more and longer trips. And we would like to write a bit about it: mainly what we liked, what we would do differently or not. Keeping a log also means that you enjoy travelling three times: once when planning, once during the actual holiday and once when writing about it. So, 3 holidays for the price of one!
We will also have some pictures in separate files, but not exhaustive and not of poster quality. It may all give you some ideas for your travels.
When travelling, we are happy already on a bike in undulating countryside with beautiful grazing cows. Having a picnic of baguette sandwich with Comté cheese and a slice of tomato on the Pas de Mont Colomb makes us even happier! And we are really in heaven having a last peek through the window before falling asleep in a place like the refuge de Furfande…
But we are not travelling on a shoestring anymore; we do rent from time to time a small car and -if not needed – we prefer a bed under a roof to a tent. The roof doesn’t have to be luxurious, though. And we are Belgians, so our genes are of Burgundy descent: we like good food!
Our bucket list for the coming years consists of mainly “active” holidays: cycling the Canal du Midi, doing Great Walks in New Zealand, walking the GR5 in the French Alps, trekking around the Manaslu in Nepal, cycling the Great Divide, but also enjoying the classical music festival in Saintes, spend one month in Beijing, 2 weeks of Jazz in Marciac……
We have here already something about:
1. Cycling along de Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean
2. Cambodia: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
3. New Zealand: 2 months with some of the Great Walks
Planned this year:
• Cycling Normandy and Brittany: along de Vélodyssée and the Vélo Francette
• Cycling de Tour du Lubéron
• Hiking from Chamonix to Zermatt