|Le Tombeau du Géant, Belgium. May 2011.|
I spent the past weekend with a bunch of friends in the Belgian Ardennes, in a former water mill near the river Semois and a site called 'Le Tombeau du Géant' (the Giant's Tomb).
I'd been looking forward to this weekend for a while. After a busy few months, I needed some time away from my computer with nothing but good friends and my Kindle for company.
Of course, being me, I can't help pondering the paradox of wanting to go to places that are wild and virtually untouched by mankind, while by going there, we touch them - inevitably.
However, there are ways of being a respectful visitor, and I count myself lucky to have found so many people who understand this and try to live it.
Here's to friendship, laughter and heart-warming, mind-blowing beauty!
What are your favourite places to unwind?