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Woke to a very loud and familiar bang this morning, yip, Logan's front tyre and this time he wasn't even on the bike! So minus one front bike tyre, we headed for Gent today, a city much like Bruges but 'grittier' so the Lonely Planet reckons. However, I have to agree, they are very similar, in fact looking back at the photos it's hard to tell which is which. Gent was not as touristy as Bruges and not so many chocolate shops, which was a ...
... palace and adjoining nobles’ houses, underneath the
Palace Royale. The original building
foundations go back the 12th century, with cellars, walls, pathways
and windows, clearly showing a past life now underground. We then, in our last Gothic Cathedral (built
in the 13th Century over a 300 year period) visit on the way back to
our hotel, got to go into the crypt, with brickworks, walls and foundations
dating back to ...
... focus seems to be more on preserving the family unit. It is for this reason, everything is nearly shut down on Sundays in France and why the government celebrates so many "bank holidays" throughout the year. Then again, I've met my share of people who say Paris is a "live to work" culture. At the end of the day, "working to live" is a matter of choice.
Hands down, Paris has the best shopping for men's clothes that I've seen. ...
... designed building, providing a very simple and pleasing experience. Each floor is ascended on a different face (like a square corkscrew) and when reached, provides views of the city, river and docks through walls of ´crinkle crankle´glass, until the panorama floor on the top is reached and the whole 360 degree view is eeen through clear glass panels.
People here are hospitable, English is widely spoken ...
... is (I sure as hell didn't know since I'm not Belgian), he is Belgium's version of Mickey Mouse. In the museum, they also had great little comic book/ cartoon like rooms you can go into, a drawing room and animated cell exhibit. Plus, I had no idea. Remember Smurfs from the 80s? C'mon, you remember The Smurfs. They're actually Belgian. I had no idea that Smurfs originated in Belgium and that the US stole that **** from them. ...
Other places to stay in Antwerp
Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66