On the Way Back from Belgium

A few days in Belgium
“Our” team did win the tournament. They guys where so happy – that was good fun.

A onion in Luxembourg
Since gas is cheap we did stop on the way back from Belgium in Luxembourg. Since it was 6 pm we did also our shopping for the evening. I had the idea that Luxembourg might be cheap in the supermarket as well. Oh boy was I wrong. The only cheap thing is liqueur that is all. The parking was completely crowded and the border to France only a few minutes away. If you have a big big supermarket like that at the German or French border in Switzerland it would never be that crowded. They would go shopping outside Switzerland. So one example is this onion. Yes it is a single onion that is wrapped and it is 0,79€! You get a kilo of that back home. Well now we know 🙂

On the way back from Belgium
Back in France – searching for a camp ground

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium
The first camp ground was not there. The second one was closed. So the next one was in Metz – in the city center. Since it was really late we decided to go there. We did expect the worst – a camp ground like Stuttgart for example. And we where wrong again!

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium
We did arrive when it got dark. but unlike Belgium somebody was still working at the camp ground. Now look at that. Right next to the water with green on the other site. It was quite and we where really happy to stay here.

On the way back from Belgium
Right in front of us was some high green and out of there a mother duck with her two kids came and walked to us. We gave them a few very small pieces of bread.

On the way back from Belgium
Only a few minutes later another round of visitors. And they only came out of the water – went to us and then back to the water. Did not say hello to nobody else…

On the way back from Belgium
The other one did see that we still have some food so she came back.

On the way back from Belgium
Sure we where sitting in front of the tent and we did look towards the river. I have no picture from the back of the place. Big big office buildings. But they take out a lot of noise i guess.

On the way back from Belgium
Than we did pack the stuff and went back to Stuttgart. Man it was hot – super hot. This is not for the weak. And you better have good protection for your skin!

A few Days in Belgium

A few days in Belgium
JĂŒrgen had the idea to go to a football tournament all the way up next to Antwerp in Belgium. So we took a few days more to take the 850 km slow and stretch them over a few days – and a few more kilometers as well.

A few days in Belgium
Usually we move even slower than the speed limit!

A few days in Belgium
If you go up on the German side of the border it is like staying at home so we did cross to France for a bit of holiday feeling. Last stop every day is the supermarket to get food and drinks and then it is off for the next camp ground.

A few days in Belgium
Nice village – lets see the camp ground.

A few days in Belgium
Does come with a lake – lets take that one than. France is campers paradise! They have so many camp grounds and they are quite affordable as well. Usually we pay about 15€ for 2 guys, one tent and the car. Most of the camp grounds have free Wifi and even free hot showers. Great!

A few days in Belgium
Nothing to call home about but it was quite and in the shade. Great for the first night.

A few days in Belgium
Sunny and hot – we did move on towards Luxemburg. Gas is cheap and the car was never there.

A few days in Belgium
Even the bus is golden here.

A few days in Belgium
Smokers paradise -> 42,50 € for 1 kg tobacco

A few days in Belgium
You know when you are in Belgium. They have their was monuments all over the place. This German tank had an accident and they left it behind. Now you can still see it as part of the villages war memorial.

A few days in Belgium
116. Panzer Division Windhund

A few days in Belgium
There was probably only one thunderstorm in Belgium that day. We managed to get right in the middle of it and got soaked till we found shelter under a bridge. After that – nice rainbow!

A few days in Belgium

A few days in Belgium
After another night on a Belgian camp ground we arrived at the tournament camp ground. Since we where quite early they let us park the car inside the camping area. The other guys could only come in with their campers. Other than that one had to park outside. BTW if you plan on camping in Belgium you better be at the campground before 18:00. We had no luck with two different camping places after 19:00. The reception closed at 17:00 and nobody was there. The last one I had to call and he was nice and came to the reception and we could camp inside.