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... display, which paired nicely with the video we watched yesterday in Ghent's belfry on bell founding.
Our next stop was the Steen, with its statue of Antwerp's mischievous imp Lange Wapper out front (though my impression of it was a bit cruder than that). We wanted to hit the old printing house and museum, but got there too close to closing to make it worth paying to go in, so we contented ourselves with poking around the gift shop.
Thursday we had the first train mishap of our adventure. (Which I find remarkable since we've taken numerous trains and since it feels like every I fly somewhere something goes wrong.)
On our way home from Brussels, our train was slightly late reaching our first station, Liege. Unfortunately we had a very short connection time, so we missed the second train that would have taken us directly to ...
... 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 ...
... I will be heading to an unexpected stay in Leige, where an old freind has recently informed me he is staying. Trains are phenomenal because I can stop there for five hours and still make it my hostel is Amsterdam be evening. I have started to hear the crazy stories of travelers coming from the majestic Amsterdam. Most of these stories, are unfinished, as they can't seem to remember the endings.
... 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 ...