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A Surprising Source of Super Sustenance

Just what I didn't expect, but very much needed, especially after walking 23 kilometres on a hot day. Intrigued to discover what nourishment I found in the middle of nowhere?

Picture the scene.

It’s a hot day in the Voerstreek, with the temperature rising to above 26 degrees Celsius. I’ve been walking since nine o’clock in the morning, and now it’s four in the afternoon.

I’ve walked about 23 kilometres, and I have about three left.

I’m hot. I’m tired. My throat is parched. I’ve drunk all my water. Civilization and the nearest shop or café is still 45 minutes away. But currently I’m in the middle of nowhere.

And then I round a bend and see … a mirage? An illusion?

No, it really is this:Ice cream vending machine


I couldn’t believe it. I’ve blogged about automatic vending machines in Belgium, selling bread, potatoes, strawberries, butter, milk … but never ice-cream.

What a brilliant idea!

I quickly got my 2 euros out and very much enjoyed and appreciated a lovely cooling and refreshing tub of straciatella ice-cream!

Ice cream

About Denzil

Discovering Belgium is my personal blog describing places to visit in Belgium. It mainly focuses on walking and cycling in nature, but also covers cities and events.

16 comments on “A Surprising Source of Super Sustenance

  1. Ah, I can imagine your relief and the boost it must have given you 🙂

  2. haha, in Belgium there’s simply no way to starve of hunger or thirst…

  3. This could catch on! Lovely surprise.

  4. What a great idea! I’ve come across a cupcake vending machine in New York City, but ice cream would be even better!

  5. Perfect – what a wonderful find!

  6. Wonderful idea – every place should have one of these!!

  7. Lucky you found this vending machine before you expired! What a great idea. We stayed in a hostel in Dublin once where there was a cheeseburger vending machine. My girls thought they were in heaven!

  8. If there is going to be a vending machine, one with ice cream would be a bonus. 🙂 Like the new look of the blog – very upbeat. 🙂

  9. Ha. Great find. Just what you needed

  10. This is fun surprise.. Loved it.

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