Ah, the elusive A to Z of Belgium blog series.
I’m still working on it. I’m still fighting against the impossibility of time to get it done before the end of the year.
I am not succeeding.
In fact, I outright suck at this quest.
It’s not all my fault. Sure, sometimes I just don’t fancy going to a place that begins with D, and other times I want to go to another place that begins with T and I’m torn between using a place up before I get to it’s letter or using it for T and just blogging about it when I (eventually) get to that letter. Then there’s the times where I just don’t want to anything. And then there’s every other time: where it’s raining.
The struggle is real. The struggle is the Belgian weather forecast.
But, I’m up to E.
And E is for Enghien!
Turns out, there’s very few places in Belgium that begin with E.
It also turns out that the only reason we were heading to Enghien – the castle and, its park and gardens – were closed on the weekend we chose to go. Instead, the usually free grounds now cost €5 to enter the Miniature Models exhibition that had taken over the entire park.
I came for the nature. I did not come for scale models of tanks.
It’s ok though, we only cycled 70km to get there. It only took 4 hours of solid cycling. It’s not like the castle and park made up 75% of the town. Oh wait. It did.
We weren’t bitter. We parked our bikes in the car park for the castle grounds (oh the irony) and we had a little wander about the town, took some photos to prove we went there, and then we got the train home.
To add insult to injury, we bought tickets for the train since we’d left our rail passes at home. Turns out, they were sitting in my handlebar bag the entire time. Could have saved myself €9. Could have paid to go into the damn exhibition with that €9.
Drama aside, it was quite a nice little town. But seriously, I wanted to see a castle.
Guess we’ll just have to cycle back.
Like heck we will.
Here’s hoping for better luck with F. So, do you like model trains or tanks and shizz?
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