A town called…

Austria is famous for towns named after variations on the F, C and W words. Seeing signposts for these places enlivens otherwise interminably dull drives through the Alps.

This weekend on our drive through wildest Wallonia I noticed several interestingly named towns, all of which are safe for work. We passed through the village of Dave, which seemed like a normal, friendly kind of place. The kind of village you’d be happy to have a beer and a chat with.

More interesting was the cluster of villages around Namur with motion-related names. Within a short space of time we passed “Bouge” (“move”), “Marche” (“walk”) and “Jambes” (“legs”).

And the place we stayed the night was near the village of “Arbre” (“tree”), which was an amazing coincidence as there were loads of trees nearby.

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