The first time I ever drove abroad – September 2016 – I went to Belgium and stayed for 1 night only in Ypres (known locally in Flemish as Ieper). Continue reading
Just a 45 minute drive along the coast from Calais, De Panne is often the first stop I make after disembarkation from a ferry or train at Calais in any continental road trip I make. Continue reading
I returned late last night from my latest European adventure: A road trip to France and Belgium for my birthday weekend. Continue reading
It has been a long week, but the good news is I’ve arrived back in the UK and have spent the weekend recovering from my adventure with the Belgian breakdown service.
Today was not the end of the holiday I really wanted it to be. Instead of driving back to England, I’ve only really made it half way.
I had the best part of 50km (30 miles) on an almost empty, completely unlimited A7 Autobahn. 165km/h (102mph) in lane 1 with Bavarian radio playing Born to be Wild.
My overland trip to Greece is now under way with the first leg – the first 300 miles – done.
Then it was on to the town of Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau. The town has 2 names because it is in 2 countries: The border zig-zags round (it’s not simply a case of a line through the middle): Driving through the town centre… Continue reading
It took another 2 hours to get to my destination for today: Belgium’s second city and largest port, Antwerp. I’ve driven round it several times, but never been in to it until now.
German holiday traffic all the way from De Panne, countless lorries, the first traffic jam was before I even made it to the motorway!