Month: June 2012

Dinant, Belgium

We stayed in Dinant, Belgium, a small town of roughly 10 thousand people. The photos above showcase its beauty and uniqueness.

Averbode Abbey

Another wonderful day spent with the Norbertine community! We left Brussels bright and early this morning and made the hour-and-a-half drive to the village of Averbode, home to the abbey of the same name. Like the abbeys we’ve visited previously, Averbode has ancient roots; it was…

Next stop: Grimbergen

Brussels has been on edge this week. Police cars have been speeding up and down the streets, and helicopters have been hovering overhead. The city is hosting the European Union (EU) summit, and leaders from 27 nations are here to participate. Those in charge of protecting…

Visited Tongerlo Abbey

This morning we boarded the bus for a 90-minute ride through beautiful countryside. One thing that struck me as the miles passed was how many of the houses were made of brick. (See photo above) Our tour guide confirmed that even though there are few building…