Do you know the way to...Heusden-Zolder?

I do now (thanks Google Maps). Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, is the location for the Noelanders Trophy 2014. This is simply the premier european bonsai exhibition today.


I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, newer friends and even - gasp - Facebook friends. Of course, seeing fabulous trees in person that previously I've only seen in photos will be exciting and educational.  

Ok, the 40+ vendors might also have something to do with my trip. Let's just say I hope to test the protective limits of a hard-sided suitcase and bubble wrap.


Photos are forbidden at the exhibition (buy the commemorative book, it'll be worth it). But I hope to get some photos that give you a feeling for the event. Because I don't believe what happens in Belgium stays in Belgium.