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A quick detour through Luxembourg and Belgium

Posted by on July 28, 2012

As our ship to South America has been delayed by a week, we decided to take a small detour to Luxembourg and Belgium to catch up with some friends, get our heater sorted in the Mog and do some sight seeing, and to fill up on cheap diesel in Luxemburg at €1.25 per litre.

We made a short stop at the European Space Centre, and the best thing we can say about it is that it has free wifi in the car park. It’s geared towards kids a lot younger than us!

Is heading for the moon considered overlanding?

Our heater had stopped working as it has a failsafe system, that if it fails to start 5 times in a row, then the next time it fails, it disables itself and you need to bring it to a dealer. We went to see Eberca who are the Belgium importers, and they really know their stuff.

 

Want a heater? Loads of them here.

Michele got us sorted, and gave me a crash course in keeping it running sweetly.

Klass working on Solar panels for another overland truck

Moglander meets a friend

 

On we went from here to visit with Stonne and Hilda who we had met in Morocco.

 

Hilda is quite the gardener, and she keeps the place perfect

Sarah and Hilda get on like a house on fire, dancing around the garden. Poor Stonne finds it hard to handle.

Moglander parked beside Stonne and Hildas truck.

And from there it was a trip to Brugge. It’s a nice spot for a weekend, and here  we met 4 folks  that really impressed us and our hearts went out to,

These guys had cycled from Beijing to London for the Olympics

10 months on the road, and they made it about 1/3 of the way around the planet.  However, what we were shocked at was that they could not get visas to get into the UK in time for the Olympics, and were going to have to watch it on TV in Belgium. Bernard explained to us this was as far as they could go as they don’t think their visa will come through now. So near, and yet so far….

Bruges. Not so many canals but some really pretty squares. We didn’t see a single Irish hitman.

 

 

 

One Response to A quick detour through Luxembourg and Belgium

  1. Lynda

    Glad to see that the Mog got to make a new friend, and catch up with an old one!!!! Better still, that you managed to get your heating system sorted out!!!! If you had known it was going to be that simple on Belguim, you could have spent more time with us….. oh well, there is always the return trip!!!!

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