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... talked to us about the business of beer— it’s evolution and all that. We tried two more beers, one that was kind of red in color and fruity and they other that was described as “hoppy” and was not one that I could finish. Afterwards, we went back to the ship for lunch and instead of eating at Arthur’s, we chose to eat at the buffet today. It was OK, ...
... of the city:
- the historic sections especially in the main square
- the new complexes related to the European Union (EU) headquarters and associated offices & hotels
- the older residential areas being taken over by immigrants
... bitter and frosty, and the snow was slippery under our feet. Naturally we had to revert to popping in and out of shops to keep warm and prevent our faces freezing up. We did, however, brave the cold enough to see the beautiful architecture of Belgium and the castle on the river. After sampling the chocolate and fries it was about time we headed to our hostel in Amsterdam, gotta keep the good times a-moving. ...
... The Belgian sense of humor is odd I guess, but for every holiday the statue is dressed appropriately. In consideration of Bastille Day in France (similar to our 4th of July), the small bronze child was covered in red blue and white dressings to celebrate the occasion. After our photos were stored away, we made our way back to the hotel to get a recommendation. Seemingly reading our mind, our concierge in training "Michel" recommended a place ...
... museum. There we learnt a bit about the history of printing, how they used to print, chisel all the small letters and put words together, and then sentences, then a whole page etc, as well as the importance of Antwerp in the book/printing world. We also saw some of the firstly printed bibles, amazing libraries and the two oldest printing presses in the world.
After we had lunch, we wandered around the ...