Malmedy to Hans-Sur-Lesse, Belgium

2 June 2017

Feeling slightly cooler when we went to bed we didn’t put the aircon on over night and boy did we know it. We woke to a very humid hot van, even sitting outside it felt muggy like a thunder storm was needed, it stayed like this most of the day!

From Malmedy we drove via a dam which was filmed in part of The Missing 2. We stopped at the damn for lunch in a picnic area where the police soon arrived to tell us we could return at night but couldn’t park up during the day! Very strange but as we were eating they agreed to let us stay, we wouldn’t stop for long as it was hotter than hell.

From the dam we headed to Huy which is the town were The Missing was set. We parked up next to the hotel where Baptiste stayed and took a walk round the pretty town. The Motorhome parking was next to a very busy road and under a bridge where homeless people were gathering, we decided to move on and look for a better night stopover. On the way out we spotted the Eden Hotel that was also in the series.

Being a Friday night we needed quite a large aire as we thought they could have been busy, looking through camper contacts most of the near aires only had 2/3 spaces which would be too risky. We headed to Hans-Sur-Lesse parking we had used before so felt safe.

To our surprise the aire was quite empty, strange for the time of year and a Friday. We picked two spaces with electric and decided to take a stroll round the village.

Lucy quickly realised where we were and remembered the village is next to a wildlife park with a safari train, she declared we would be going on that in the morning.

The plan was to pop into a beer garden for a pint before then taking the dogs back to the van and then head out for dinner but as a band set up on the stage in the beer garden one drink lead to another and then dinner was ordered and we were there for the night.

After a lovely dinner I decided everyone should try a different beer from the large beer menu, after all we were in Belgium so it would have been rude not to. I then noticed a drink called a lady men on the menu which I promptly ordered for myself and a Marc de Gewurtztraminer for Lisa. We have no idea what we drank but mine tasted like cognac.

The band turned out to be a French cover band, they literally sang well known songs but in French, it was comical. As the live music got worse a thunderstorm then hit, huddled under an umbrella we all tried to stay dry and had to drink more to avoid walking back in the downpour.

The thunderstorm finally passed and it had done a good job of clearing the air, we stumbled back to the vans after a great night.

Overnight Location: Han-Sur-Lesse, Belgium

Overnight Cost: €11

Overnight Coordinates: 50.12764°N 5.18798°E

Eupen Dam Aire Coordinates: 50.61994°N 6.09108°E

Huy Aire Coordinates: 50.51664°N 5.23454°E

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