Furrylittlegnome is getting giddy. Her yearly trip abroad is getting closer and closer. London will be a five day visit with just a few things on the agenda: a tour of the renovated Kensington Palace, tea at Fortnum & Mason, a morning at the V&A Museum and a Jack the Ripper tour. The rest of gnome’s time will be spent walking around Sloane Square and visiting Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Selfridges and maybe Burberry. She needs some new outfits. Then, there are the English brands to bring home to others – in which lists have already been provided.
In honor of this upcoming trip, furrylittlegnome is revisiting her most favorite part of last year’s trip to BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) with one of her travel buddies. Dinant, Belgium is located in Namur province forty miles southeast of Brussels, in the Wallonia (French-speaking) region of Belgium. It is close to here, in the Ardennes, where the Battle of the Bulge was fought in World War II .
Dinant is home to Leffe beer and to Adolphe Sax (born in 1814), the inventor of the saxophone. The town proudly displays his invention. Saxophones can be found all over the charming streets and also adorn the main bridge in Dinant that covers the River Meuse.
The most impressive sight is The Citadel. Perched above the city on a cliff, depending on the angle you are looking at it, The Citadel looks as if it is right above the gothic style Collegiate Church of Notre Dame.
And, we can’t forget the local bakery full of our favorite Belgian cookie!!!!