The spring is passing and the forest is getting more green and shinning when the weather is good. When that happens the place is colorful and warm and it is perfect for hiking and scouting. These first two months have been running very fast and they have served for getting used to the domein and the different places we work: technical service, kitchen, klimbos, etc…
Specially in klimbos we are starting to have several groups who are ready to enjoy the different lines, because spring season means also the starting season for Klimbos at De Hoge Rielen. Because of this, since our arrival we helped in different tasks for having ready the perfect klimbos for the people and for sure we also checked out the different lines of the parcour with success.
Also, we have had our first contact with the world of the bees through a training with the rest of the crew because in summer there will be a new workshop about how bees live and how to extract the honey.
But for sure, Belgium is more than De Hoge Rielen, so we try to know more about the country. We take advantage of the good transport communications for visiting many cities of this small country but with a big history behind.
In Leuven, which is well known for the universitary life, we visit the oldest library of the country and an incredible gothic style townhall in the main square which is nearby a cosy market on Sundays.
Gent is another universitary city with a medieval city center where the different canals make you feel like in Amsterdam.
Brussels as the capital not only of Belgium but also of Europe, is cosmopolitan and plenty of life that makes you feel like if you have the world in your pocket while you lose yourself in the narrow stone streets.
There was time for an express visit to Genk for celebrating in live how Celta de Vigo passed the next round in Europa League.
For sure we can not forget to write about the marvellous and endless offer of beers. We do not exaggerate when we say you can find a thick book as a beer menu in some places.
But it is always good to contrast for taking a good view of everything. Because of this Paris was the next stop, what to say, from the latin quarter to Montmartre there is never enough time for enjoying this beautiful city.
It is time to finish and also time to scout, the summer comes and for sure the sun will bring good news.