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... a huge thank you to them both for being such gracious hosts, and for Jaey for inviting me there both times and being so kind and generous.
Alas, it was time for me to catch my train to Brussels then to London. The train ride was uneventful, and actually the eurostar is incredibly efficient. Once I arrived in London at Kings Cross, I met with Jamie/JC (I think I have mentioned him using both his name and nickname) and off we went during rush hour traffic on the tube and the commuter ...
... till it slowed to a light drizzel of rain as the snow made seeing out of the windows hard. i really need to be able to see out of the windows around here. I had one lunatic 1000tonner overtake me in the lock! Luckily he spoke english so he understood the telling off i gave him on the vhf. I have been through some busy ports before but nothing like here. We entered ...
... half brother for drinks in a pub over looking the main market square.
Unfortunately, it was raining the entire day. It wasn't cold but the rain just makes me want to curl up in a ball in a hoodie. And guess what I never thought I would ever want on my trip? A hoodie! HA. I did end up buying one while I was out with Jaey, but it was just funny that as much as I love to plan and think things through so thoroughly you never really can plan ...
... to Brussels.
Taking the train has always been a fun and exciting way to travel. Today is no different, taking
the Train to Gent is just as enjoyable, just as delightful as when I was young....Still a little girl, just
in a big person's body.
As I walked to the entrance of the train station, I am embraced by a warm
familiar smell of freshly baked waffles and coffee. It is like someone placing
a warm blanket around you after ...
... bitter lemon drink).
On our way to our next stop we decided to pop into the capital city Brussels very briefly to see the Grand Place (main square) which according to my guide book is one of if not the most beautiful squares in all of Europe. Having seen it for myself I have to say that's a fair description. The buildings that line all four sides are all stunning and from similar eras and they have a fair amount of gold on them too which can only ...