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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... made soup and quiche.
Not particularly in the mood for more art museums, we ended up going into the old butcher's guild hall, which now houses a large collection of musical instruments. They had an interesting set-up: a pda that gave brief info on several of the exhibit pieces, as well as recordings of the instruments being played. In some instances, there were touchscreens that would sync-up with the pda (at least, about half of them did, the other ...
... together to resolve common issues and interests. Ideally it could be a model of how the whole planet could eventually function. The EU parliament is made up of proportional representation from each member country, 24 countries are in the EU, 500 million people. The EU motto is "Unity in Diversity" with each language and culture being maintained. The EU is composed of different parties which relate to a member's ideology ...
... over at
Singapore - the airport there is amazing.
It took us 15 mins just to get across the terminal from our landing gate
to our departure gate. Again the plane
left on time. We arrived at sunrise
(about 6.00 am) in Helsinki, Finland.
What an amazing touch down with snow everywhere. Yep first time to see actual snow! The city was covered in it and the runways
were cleared with snow ploughs. We had a
2 hour stop over - the airport ...
... After gazing at the menu, we were sold. We sampled the flight of local brews offered by the brewery, and sat in perfect happiness as the hoppy goodness danced over our taste buds. We didn't know what to expect from Brussels, but so far, so good. Waffles - check. Chocolate - check. Beer - check. Now what?
Before finding our dinner for the evening, we discovered the Manneken Pis, which for those of you unaware is merely a statue of a small ...
... courtesy of the Chief Engineer and a fire drill this afternoon with a make believe fire and casualty in the engine room. We were observers for the main part but from the deck. We had first hand experience of the emergency generator being fired up (made by Caterpillar – it is about 2 metres high and 3 metres long, so a chunky bit of kit) and it makes quite a racket when you are standing beside it.
As you can see, we have had quite a day today ...