The Netherlands: Boerensport (Activity)

Boerensport: Farmers Sport (in my own translation)

This actually happened around May 2016.

So what is this Boerensport I’m talking about?!! It was our team building day. The organizers did not tell us what are we going to do at that day.  All we knew was that we have to wear old clothes, shoes and be ready to be active.

We went to a place named Nieuw Vennep.  It is an almost an hour drive from our place. Upon arriving to the said location, all we saw was a farm land with no visibility of what we are going to do. It was not so hot that day, some of us wore jackets to keep us warm from the open field. Then we realized and saw on the welcome board that we are going to do Boerensport.

To be honest, I did not know what to expect or even do. I have never been or did mud sport. So I just accepted the fact that we have roll around, swim and test our agility and power on doing this very challenging game.

I never knew that it would be a funny and nice day for all of us!

So here’s to our action shots!

 

 

 

 

 

France: Port L’epine, Trelevern

Our next destination: Port L’epine. This is where we booked our chalet with sea view. It’s a camping site.

After spending our day visiting Mont Saint Michel and driving to our next stop, we arrived around 19:00 in Port L’epine. But since we were a bit late than the usual check-in time, we first called the camping to tell them that we are not going to make it on time. They told us that it would not be a problem because someone at their restaurant will still give our keys and allow us to enter the vicinity. We were relieved!

Arriving near where we are going to stay, we had a sneak peek of the wonderful sea. It was amazingly blue. It made us more excited to reach our home for the week.

Not far from where we were, we finally reached our destination, Port L’epine (name of our camping site). We were welcomed by the staff and after taking a quick look at the beautiful surroundings, we went to their restaurant and have our first meal.



Finishing our dinner, we searched for our chalet. we were happy to see that we got what we want, the seaview and the serenity of the place that made us feel that we are ready to settle for our little vacation trip.

Since the chalet is much more accommodated in the summer rather than in the middle of the pre-spring season, we must say that our chalet for a week was a bit chilly. We were glad that we had extra sheets and jackets to protect us from the cold. But we did not much care anymore because we were just grateful for the experience that it has offered.

Staying in a different environment, we prepared ourselves for the coming days. It is very handy to do, most especially if you are not familiar with the place. As we brought the car with us, we did not hesitate to bring enough stuffs to our chalet.

We went extreme, we are not going to be hungry! 😂

Port l’epine Website

 

23rd of April 2016

 

The Netherlands: Hoorn

This day, we went to Hoorn, Netherlands.

Although it is a bit far from where we live, we decided to visit Hoorn again. We’ve been here before but we didn’t got the chance before to roam around and visit the entire town.

Arriving at Hoorn,  we parked nearby the lake. It was actually already a breathtaking view. You can see the horizon and at the same time enjoy the sunset there.

Walking through the town, I would say that it is actually a nice place to visit. They have nice buildings and gives you a cozy  feeling of just walking around the neighbourhood. It is spacious and have well maintained cultural buildings.

 

14th of March 2016
 

Last Day in Brugge, Belgium

Since we already toured around the beautiful city of Brugge the past days that we stayed there, we finally ended our day by going to the Belfort or the Belfry and their beer museum.

The first stop of our last day trip is at the beer museum. We were too early to drink beer during our visit, but we are happy enough to see their collection. I think that this is the biggest collection of beer we’ve ever seen. It has most of the European beers and most specially the Belgian beers. It was fun to visit and it’s free!

After our visit at the beer museum,we decided to go to the  Belfry. So without looking for any information about the Belfry, we dared to visit the said attraction. I used the word “dare” because we knew that we have to visit the top of the tower. We just did not know how far and how many steps would it take us to the top until we read the information by the reception that the tower is 83 meters high with 366 stairs that we have to climb.

We reached the top! We were glad that it was not that too busy during our visit. We got the chance to look and enjoy our panoramic view of Brugge and hear the loud ringing bells of the Belfry.

After our tiring climb of the tower, my husband treated ourselves to some waffle on a stick, Belgian style! Lovely waffle! They really have the best chocolate!

Belgium: Brugge (Day 2)

Day 2: We went boating and walked non-stop.

One thing that is nice to do when you are in Brugge is to do their guided boating tour. It is nice, relaxing and learn the history of Brugge at the same time. Luckily it’s not raining during our visit, it was a perfect day to do the tour.

After our boat trip, we decided to just walk around the center. It is beautiful! I find it nicer than the other big cities in Belgium. I love their chocolates, OMG! They have waffles, crepes and more chocolates. They also love doing handwork like stitching, Brugge is one big museum.

I still can’t get over this view, our hotel gave  us their best room. This is what we see whenever we wake up in the morning. You can see swans swimming around and hear all the birds chirping

Another thing in Brugge, it seems that it never sleeps. Brugge is filled with lights at night and when you are there, you feel like you are walking in a fairytale. People are also just walking around and enjoying the lovely sight of this city.

Oh and when you are in Brugge, don’t miss out on eating their mussels. It is one of their specialty there. They even have different kinds of sauces that will really make your mouth water.