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About Sunny

I'm an American with a Spanish heart, and one foot in France. But both feet are in Belgium, along with the rest of me.

Walking in Bilbao

Bilbao, home to the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, is sort of the “capital” of Spain’s Basque Country. It is worth a visit, and although I’ve been there a couple of times before, on my last trip to Spain, … Continue reading

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And the answer is…

SPAIN! I’m willing to bet that when you think of Spain, your first thoughts don’t include rolling green farmland, fog clinging to tree-covered hills, and rocky-cliffed, rugged Atlantic beaches. Surprise! That is exactly what northern Spain is all about. Where … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Forest

You can tiptoe through the tulips, dance through the daisies, and run through the roses, but only for a tiny brief bit every year can you bathe yourself in bluebells in the Hallerbos forest, just southwest of Brussels, Belgium. For … Continue reading

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Hiking the Ardennes

Spent a few days last week hiking in the Belgian Ardennes, specifically the region known as Hautes Fagnes, French for High Fens. Oh. Em. Gee. Crazy beautiful. Want proof? Here ya go. The Hautes Fagnes are the wildest, highest mountains … Continue reading

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Tenerife Towns

Last February, I walked all over La Laguna, La Orotava, and Santa Cruz, the capital, sort of urban trekking, if you will. La Laguna and La Orotava are little towns, both filled with colonial-era architecture and historic character. La Laguna … Continue reading

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What is Amsterdam?

  Amsterdam is… Lots and lots of bicycles! Amsterdam is… Amsterdam is canals, and where there are canals, there must be boats. Amsterdam’s canals keep the city from flooding, so that its inhabitants can continue to ride their bicycles from … Continue reading

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More to Love about Belgium

If you’ve read my blog for the past few years, you know I like the little country where I live. Belgium has beautiful scenery, lively cities, cutting-edge cultural experiences, great beer, and top-notch chocolate. Brussels, the capital of Europe, hosts … Continue reading

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