Down a big hole

Trip Start Nov 27, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Belgium  , Walloon Region,
Thursday, August 9, 2012

The drive to Hans-sur-Lesse was filled with woods, rivers, meadows, castles on ridges and other such delights. We caught none even half decently on camera though so just imagine it instead.

We'd parked up overnight at the town and enjoyed listening to Radio 5 live. We were in a proper motorhome place. One with electricity and water. Lots of motorhomes were there with tables and chairs out, with barbeques, awnings etc. However, it was us that the police stopped to talk to. They drove around slowly and pulled up in front of our van. Other than asking if we were English, they said nothing. We figured they were checking we were a campervan. The toilet just inside the doorway would have been the view (I was about to empty it!) but that was enough and they left us alone after that.

This town is famous for it's caves. A little train takes you to the cave entrance. Guides took tours in French and Dutch (there are a lot of Dutch here) and we had the information in English in a pamphlet. We hung back and had a few of the galleries to ourselves. We stood high up in one cave and watched a bat flying beneath us over the lake and around the stalactites. The caves were impressive and there were some great cheesy moments where language was no barrier. The sound and light display in one of the caves was just that. Afterwards there is a small display of artifacts found underground and a great 3D audience participation game. It was extra silly and I loved it. Every chair in the mini cinema (over a hundred seats) had a joy stick, glasses and ear piece. Laura did really well at the games placing second. She was beaten by a 14yr old with evolved thumbs for computer games.  And Laura rated the ice cream highly too!
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