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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... a good thing,
as looking out the window we could see the wings were covered in ice. Not really conducive to safe flight! However they had a solution to this - we went
through a plane wash on our way to take off - yep trucks came out with big
sprays on them and washed the wings and tail down with antifreeze, definitely
not something we need to worry about in Australia!
The flight from Helsinki to
Munich was the shortest leg of our ...
... of a pub, which offered over 2500 different types of beer!
After consulting the map we worked out Mannikin’s sister was on the same street as the pub, which was a great convenience.
Mannikin’s sister is a similar sized fountain of a little girl squatting for a wee, the two fountains are rather cute.
We gave our legs a break from walking and went into the pub, the menu of beer was quite extensive however we ...
... was fascinating to see about 8 or 10 people on the lock side taking photographs of us entering. You will be pleased to know that I did my duty – as one does – and gave them cheery, almost regal wave. Well, one’s public expects one to acknowledge the fact that they had turned out to see us. It’s the least one can do!
We are safely berthed in the home of MSC the company that charters this ship. And it clearly is their home port as ...
... was the cities second main square and the home of the Town Hall and the Basilica, both of which had some wonderful decoration outside of them. Our map had told us that the best way to explore the city is by throwing the map away and just getting lost in the cities streets, not the greatest advice, but we did spend most of the rest of the afternoon walking around and looking at shops and restaurants. Bruges is a pretty place and you can certainly part with a lot ...
... s Quarters. Then we went to see Mannekin Pis. It translates literally into the "Little ******* Man," who is somewhat of a mascot for the town. It's a small sculpture/fountain. From the title, you should be able to presume where the fountain part comes in. Even more amusing than the statue itself was the Mannekin Pis paraphernalia being sold everywhere. Statues, magnets, buttons and fountains, all so you could have your own little ******* man. Jourdan ...