Sunday, March 19, 2017

An A to Z Challenge Reveal - 2017 Edition


My Benelux Adventure

Last year I traveled to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.  The political-economic union of the three countries is referred to as Benelux.  I also made a quick day trip into Germany to see Germany's oldest city.  This is the theme for my blog during the month of April and the A to Z Challenge.

This trip was in the planning for many years.  I originally wanted to travel to Amsterdam in 2004, but the Rijksmuseum was being renovated, a renovation that started in 2003 and continued to 2013.  In the meantime, I saw the movie 'In Bruges' in 2009 and my desire to see the region was even more intense. But wait, they were still renovating the museum.  So, other places were visited and I have blogged about those trips - Canada, Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Estonia... did I forget anyplace?

Anyway, the museum was reopened and the time was right.  Off I went.  It was a wonderful two-week adventure.  And I could have used more time, but admit that I was ready to come home.  I will share all the wonderful sites with you - well, all the A to Z sites.

If you have a Twitter account, you can follow me @msdeniseh553.  These posts appear on Twitter as soon as they are posted here.  You can also sign up for emails in the box on the right.  I will try to link on the A to Z Challenge website each day, but since my posts are pre-scheduled, that may not always happen.  Whatever you decide, I hope you will travel with me in April.

Have you visited any of these countries.  What was the highlight of your trip?


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25 comments:

  1. Whata wonderful trip. I too have visited these places, so it will be interesting for me to see your take on them. Have a happy April!

    Keith's Ramblings - My theme for 2017!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Seems like I will be busy reading lots of new blogs next month.

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  2. I have never been to any of those areas and am looking forward to learning more through your blog posts. WeekendsInMaine

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  3. I have only been to Amsterdam and really enjoyed it. The Rijksmuseum was a highlight seeing so many Rembrandt paintings and the Anne Frank house. I was trying to see which German city you went to. I will look forward to your posts.

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  4. Great theme for A/Z! Sounds like a wonderful place to visit; certainly I have not been there and will not be there in my travel experience. Will follow along as I can :)

    betty

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  5. Travelogues are always interesting. I've only been to The Netherlands, but used to listen to Radio Luxembourg all the time while living in Germany. Missed my chance to visit Belgium for a school basketball tournament. Looking forward to your posts!

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  6. Love seeing other people's travels and looking forward to this as I haven't really travelled in that part of Europe. Enjoy April.

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  7. I always mouse-travel with you, Denise, and I shall be there this time too.
    Benelux was a new one for me. At first, I wondered which new country this was that I had never heard of. :)

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  8. Sounds great! I always enjoy reading about people's travels
    Debbie

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  9. Ooh, I look forward to seeing Benelux from your perspective. Fun!

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  10. Great A-Z subject! I had hope to participate for the first time this year, but I couldn't get my s#2* together in time. I look forward to reading the posts of those who are way more organized than I am!

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  11. No, I've not been to those, though I've been to others on your list that you visited previously. Look forward to finding out more!

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  12. I've never been off the North American continent, so I'll be happily following along with your travels again this year. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  13. Very exciting theme! I'll be following you.
    https://denapawling.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-to-z-challenge-theme-reveal.html

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  14. I love a travel related theme. Belgium is a favorite of ours, my hubs was there for work at least once a month when we lived in the UK and I made several trips there myself. I really love Ghent, the food, the beer, and the art in Belguim.

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  15. A now a wonderful trip for all of us to look forward to :) I've only been to Amsterdam. I'll be back and hope to see you at mine, "Female Scientists...."

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  16. Lovely theme! :) I have not visited those countries (other than flying in and out of Amsterdam), so I'm hoping to find out more!

    The Multicolored Diary: WTF - Weird Things in Folktales

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  17. I have not traveled to Europe at all so I am very interested to follow your posts during the A to Z Challenge.

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  18. I love your theme and will be following you. I have not traveled outside of Mexico and Canada so I'm hoping to see a bit of the world through your eyes!

    Susan at www.freezerburned-suddenlysusan.blogspot.com

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  19. Since I live in the Netherlands, I look forward to reading up about your Benelux adventure.

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    1. Well, feel free to correct any misstatements. It's always a challenge to label all the pictures when I get home.

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  20. Oooo... I look forward to reading about your travels! I hope to visit the Netherlands next year.

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  21. Wow! That sounds so cool. I am from India and no I haven't stepped out to that side of the world at all. So for me, this is going to be very interesting and I am looking forward to read more here :)

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