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Don't really know what the day is!!! Actually I do but am so far behind with my posts that I can hardly remember where I left off. Will have to do this in parts as there is lots to tell. It is Friday today and we have had a very emotional time travelling the same fields Joe Chitty did before he was killed. The guy who took us brought Joe "to life" for us and there were many tears shed. More of that later.
Up early to get a decent breakfast before a long day ...
... more Belgian beer and to meet the locals. This was fun. Every one is very friendly!!
The next morning we got on a train to Antwerp (only 50 minutes. Belgium is sooo tiny!) to meet Jade and Birgitte, two Belgian girls who we had met in Istanbul. They had agreed to meet us and show us around Antwerp for the day. We were lucky to have met such friendly people just before we would get there, especially because we hadn’t organized anything. We didn’t even know the ...
... including out our window) are a brilliant soft yellow rock, contrasted around the windows with thick black that has yet to be cleaned off. The amount of work to be done in cleaning the cathedral is incredible. The Grote Markt was just around the corner, and lined with lots of amazing buildings, each around six stories high, with stepped facades, and adorned with golden statues.
We wandered down to the waterfront castle and along the river to a new ...
... through beer after beer. Since Lina and I had picked up where the snagging had left off, this was when I first used the line "You know, you guys look cute together" to Tony and her friend. Instant success -- within a minute, lips were locking on all sides of the table. Since it was Christmas, we figured it only appropriate to eventually swap seats and girls. After all, variety is the spice of life! The girls, however, also took a liking to each other and eventually we seemed to ...
... bakery and then took us to a storeroom where we were able to try a lot of different kinds of the cookies. I think my favorite one was a soft printen with dark chocolate and hazelnuts covering it…yummm! Lots of people bought printen in the shop after our tour, and then we headed over to Charlemagne’s cathedral in Aachen. We had a tour guide who had been an archaeologist at the cathedral and he knew more about the church than I would have thought possible. It was ...
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Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66