It was an unplanned but very exciting day trip!
I was woken up early in the morning with a phone call from my friend. She told me to hurry up if I wanted to join the trip to Maastricht with her. She’d be seeing me at the train station in another hour!
OMG, I was thinking. I’d never to refuse to any outing offer from her, one of my best friends in Leuven; not to mention that back in that time, I was all on my own, being lonely and so so far away from my hubby and my little girl. But I had never ever gone out without any preparation; which clothes to wear, camera battery to be charged, trip plan, etc…Besides, she gave me only one hour to wake up, take a shower, have a light breakfast (I never want to skip it) and take a bus to the train station!!! She was so cruel to me, she should have told me earlier!
Anyway I managed to get there just in time and off to Maastricht, we went!
From Leuven we headed to Liege and changed our train here.
It looks like a modern railway station, but be careful. One of us lost his backpack here.
It is somehow like any other city in Belgium, with a grand place in the city centre and a lot of coffee shops around.
Inside the church of Saint John, I found this lavender pot, with great lighting, I could hardly resist.
We climbed up to the church tower, and the view was rewarding.
Leaving the centre, we went to the Meuse river, got on a boat to Sint-Pietersberg, a nature reserve south of the city.
On our way to the hill, the view is very pleasing to me. I’d never had a chance to see wheatfields before.
We went exploring the Caves, which are man made caverns, built in 1701 by the monks who inhaited in the monastery located on the Sint-Pietersberg hill.
Flowers on the hill; there were a lot of roses.
And me, back at that time, was very much younger.
With my BFFs
Where we waited for the boat to go back, a very peaceful view.