Travel Blogs from Antwerp
Just realised how bad was I waiting for the long weekend to come. Easter long weekend is the first short holiday period for me since start of new year. Planning for the Easter weekend trip starts as early as January. With an idea to drive across Western Europe, I started my planning. First stop from the UK, Calais France and then drive to Antwerp, Belgium. I always wanted to use the euro tunnel to cross ...
... and bike - the helmet looks quite odd up close and I wonder how comfortable it is? Brussels is the home of the European parliament and I did see some protestors on the streets and also in from of the parliament.
Saturday night we walked back into town and found a great little restaurant with good atmosphere and great food and as we walked home we thought, gosh it darn cold! And guess what, it snowed that night so when we woke in the morning there ...
... and the answer is a most emphatic, ‘Yes I would’.
So what is it about travelling on a ship that hits the spot for me?
Being on a working ship, and container ships are the most common, provides an almost individual experience with the ship, and by that I mean that when walking around the place, you rarely meet anybody else. You will know that for the most part I have been a sole passenger, but even here with 3 of us, we really only meet ...
... a walking track into the forest that we headed out into and as ever Poppy had a whale of time running around. After all that excitement we found a little Belgian pub to have a drink. As it was cold Lisa went for a hot chocolate and wafel, I plumped for a local beer not knowing that it was an 8.4% trappist beer. It was very tasty but it did mean Lisa had to drive back to the camp site that evening!
The following day we went into Brussels to see where ...
Some folks don't understand why I traveled when I did. It is chances to see things like this that are why I don't limit myself to the 'normal' travelling times.
Pulled into Brussels on time so took the 40 minutes between trains to wander up and take a picture of the palace then off again towards Rotterdam.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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