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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... a good thing,
as looking out the window we could see the wings were covered in ice. Not really conducive to safe flight! However they had a solution to this - we went
through a plane wash on our way to take off - yep trucks came out with big
sprays on them and washed the wings and tail down with antifreeze, definitely
not something we need to worry about in Australia!
The flight from Helsinki to
Munich was the shortest leg of our ...
... if it was vital to make contact or be contacted, it is possible. The company is in daily contact with the vessel and vice versa.
I think that will do for now. It is difficult to summarise something that is more an experience than a list of good or bad points. If I think of anything that will improve the description, I will add it in due course.
English Channel – off Dungerness or Cap Griz Nez 14th April 2012
Oh yes, ...
... shopping strip humming with youthful energy and funds.
This city was heavily destroyed by the Germans but rebuilt thankfully after WW2 with a lot of help from America. However a lot of gothic architecture and manuscripts were destroyed.
Leuven is situated on the way to Keerbergen (Breda's family home where we will have dinner with my Flemish Nephews Sean and Dean whom I don't see nearly enough of!) We have a very pleasant lunch here just looking at ...
... Grote Markt. On the way we stopped at the best chocolate bar in the world. A nice warm hot chocolate and we were back on track.
At the Grote Markt we went in the cathedral, passed the townhall to De Schelde to discover the beautiful view of the blood of Antwerp.
On the way we did have to get some gloves, Jakie's hands were freezing off!
Then we walked back to the Meir. Passed the Stadsschouwburg and the tropical markets. Unfortunately they were ...
... informed by the guards that tours are by reservation only and both groups that day were full. What a rip! We were a little choked at coming all that way and not getting a tour, especially Christine. We then stopped for lunch in the main square before heading back to Brussels. There we did a bit of shopping and headed over to the Delirium Cafe for the evening. The Delirium Cafe has over 2000 beers available! So of course we ...