I wrote in my last post how it seems to rain all the time in Belgium and much to my very pleasant surprise, there's been nothing but sunshine so far this November. I started my new job on Monday and watched the glorious sun stream through my home office window, reflecting the colours of the autumnal shades on the trees just outside.
The weather held all through the weekend, and without having had much time to explore with all my new responsibilities on my plate, we took the time on Saturday to head out into nature - much like it seems everyone else in Belgium did, too!
With the recent COVID-19 lockdown returning to Belgium, most stores and museums are closed. While it limits the options we have for things to do, it does give us more of an excuse to get outdoors.
Just a short tram ride away from Brussels is the far-reaching Park of Tervuren. Established in 1910 by King Leopold II, the park is home to a large and grandiose museum, the AfricaMuseum, one of the most visited in Belgium, home to stunning collections from Africa. Naturally, it's currently closed, but the park in the surrounds are the perfect spot for an autumnal walk. Ponds, forests, pathways, bridges and beautiful gardens await. And we'll be back for the museum!