If you live in the concrete jungle or any overly congested city, you might know what a luxury it is to experience clean air as a given. Out here in the Semois Valley in Belgium, as I drive through the forests from one village to another,

I want to run through the meadows and skip across streams just to celebrate the beauty of nature. But I know, it’s a bit kooky for someone my age to do this, so I fake strolling around the towns, like at Poupehan…

when in my head I’m really doing cartwheels down this amazing hillside:

But can you blame me? These places should only exist on postcards, yet here they are for all the world to enjoy:


In the above video you can sort of hear cows mooing in the distance; I think I actually get to meet one of them on my drive back:



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