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Starting the Year in the Mountains

by Véronique and Mike

4 February 2017 • Sometimes I do have good ideas. I suggested escaping Belgium after the Xmas days to Switzerland. The plan was to visit Zürich, a city I wanted to discover further, celebrate the new year with friends in Winterthur and then finally stay for 2 nights in the mountains at Hotel Plein Ciel in Champéry. Mike agreed in a second. 

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How difficult is the hike to the Pulpit Rock?

by Mike

29 January 2017 • Probably one of the best cruise excursions to do in Norway is the hike to the iconic Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, at least when your ship pays a visit to Stavanger.

The big question: how difficult is it?

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VISION OF THE FJORDS, ship of the year 2016

by Mike

11 September 2016 • Last week I attended the SMM in Hamburg, the biggest maritime fair, and was happy to find out that the VISION OF THE FJORDS had been elected as "Ship of the Year" by the Norwegian magazine Skipsrevyen. By coincidence I had been sailing on her the week before, when I visited Flåm on a cruise with the KONINGSDAM.

Indeed, I can confirm VISION OF THE FJORDS is a revolutionary vessel.

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The Belgian Coast

by Guest

10 February 2015 • When you're at sea you sail past it before you know it, but Belgium does have a small coastline. 67 kilometres to be exact. On a sunny day half the country temporarily migrates to the coast to enjoy a day at the beach. But what makes this small strip of coastline so special?

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Colourful day for Black Blue Green

by Véronique and Mike

19 May 2014 • Recently we spent some time in France, and as we drove and hiked along the banks of the Canal de Bourgogne, we were enchanted by the endless yellow carpets of rapeseed.

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