Hotel O Antwerpen - Hampshire Classic
Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... only 2.5 hours. We landed on time at 9.30 am and the
temperature was -30C and IT WAS SNOWING! First time either of us has seen snow
actually falling! Aleisha was waiting
for us and had the car parked just outside the terminal but we had to have a
quick run around in the snow and catch it as it fell!
Oh and our international
travelling companion, Wally, is again with us on this trip!
Our journey was off to an amazing ...
... a beer each. Limiting ourselves to one beer, as we had only just realised it was 1pm we left in search for more comic strips and to organize getting to Amsterdam tomorrow.
Back at the hotel we had salt poured into our wounds regarding yesterday, as we realised we had left our diary on the train in Bordeaux! After searching all our bags, the diary had definitely been left and with it our more detailed account of the Annapurna circuit, we were ...
... cranes that move the containers have ‘MSC HOME TERMINAL’ painted along their jibs. There are also lots of MSC ships alongside too, as you would expect. We are here for 3 days, an almost unheard of period of time for a container ship to be in one place.
Nick one of my fellow passengers leaves tomorrow and Arne and I have said we will share the cost of a cab to get him into the centre of Antwerp. With 2 full days we can do some sightseeing, if ...
... there without trying too hard!
That night with a suitable venue chosen we had our last (going out) supper! We had found a nice place earlier in the day on the main market square and had a fine 3 course meal with some good beer and some nice wine. We were the only 2 people in the restaurant as we'd gone out quite early, but that was nice as we spent our time thinking of all our favourite bits of our journey over dinner. Oh and Lisa finally got her mussels!
... bought colored, flavored chocolates in the shape of him. They also have an exhibit of replicas of Mannekin Pis dressed up in all sorts of outfits like a cowboy Mannekin Pis and an Elvis Mannekin Pis. Next stop was a Belgian chocolate shop. We'd passed at least 20 already, but Raphael told us which one we should go to. All of the chocolate stores are all set up so beautifully and it makes you want to buy and try everything. I bought four pieces ...