Middelheim Guest House
Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... is considered as the largest Belgian city internationally. Upon arrival, the first thing I did was walk around the Grote Markt, consisting of the city hall and guildhouses. I then visited the Cathedral of Our Lady. Begun in the 14th century ...
... taken. One legend has it that the little fella stopped a fire from destroying the city by taking a whizz and putting out the flames. He's quite a celebrity and the local museum has a section with all his different suits he's been dressed in. Visiting dignitaries bring versions of their national costumes so that they can dress him in them.
We also passed a reclining statue of a city mayor from 1356 who wouldn't surrender the keys to the city ...
... After breaky got ready to head out for the day. Today was mostly walking around the city looking at the sights and going to museums. Antwerp is small enough to walk but its not a short walk across the town. It has very different areas from the old town which is the European cobble streets and old buildings to the newer area with ugly buildings and strange people, to the African-asia area run ...
... directions and offered me some weed. I knew this guy was a
drug dealer and later saw him handcuffed at the back of a police car.
To make matters worse it was also raining.
I eventually found the correct way to the hotel
and made my way there. I checked in, found my room and unpacked a bit
trying to find the leak. I found out that my orange juice bottle had
leaked. I had planned on getting rid of it in Athens but had
forgotten to do so. It ...
... shouting they got out through their 3rd floor bedroom window onto the metal fire escape that runs down the back of the whole of the building (including past my window) and once there they engaged in a little 'free running', bounding noisily up and down making an incredible racket. Perfect! So, two telephoned complaints to reception finally brought some peace and, with it, sleep.
But no photos :(
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