Residentie Baron d'Hanis
Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... day, we followed a map which directed us to the best tourist attractions, mostly just enjoying the scenery and architecture. The weather had turned in our favour and many of the locals saw this as a great excuse to venture the parks topless. We headed back to the hostel for an early night before our train back to Amsterdam the following day.
We had one more night in Amsterdam before we were due to fly back to London. We checked into our a hostel which was situated ...
... mission and we achieved it admirably. Didn’t do much after that, like I said we were all pretty tired and the 10am checkout didn’t help things so needless to say, our train from Brussels to London was filled with much sleeping…followed by more sleeping on our way from London to Edinburgh.
Anyways, I probably didn’t do Brussels justice this time just cos we were so tired and to really get the best of ...
... as in Paris.
Evy was at great pains to make sure we sampled all that was special in Belgium, but decided she must be our worst couch surfing host yet, having sent us to the sculpture park when it was closed! Not at all. She introduced us to so much, took us to so many places, provided us with a very comfortable home for four days and the company of her flatmates: Marjo a lawyer, Caterina training for drama teaching and Evy herself a doctor wanting to train in pediatrics.
I woke up early today, dressed, had breakfast
then returned to my room. I used the internet for a bit and then did
a bit of a repack of my bag. Finally I got ready for the day and then
left the hotel. I walked into the main part of the city – the
palace area. First up I walked up to the mannekin pis area. I saw the
statue and saw his caretaker guy changing his outfit for the day. The
guy finished putting the outfit on and then turned on the water and ...
... and I ordered some Pizza with Ham and Mushrooms (I don't even like mushrooms really, but don't care anymore. I can eat anything now.) and Juan ordered cuscus which is a typical dish in Morocco. It is a plate with small fine rice, vegetables and meat. I tried some that Juan couldn't finish and it was really good. After eating we went back to the hotel and planned out tomorrow. We needed to make a quick strike plan so we could see as much as possible and still be able ...