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... one of them had lavender in them, and the best piece of chocolate I have ever had in my entire life was dark chocolate with a lemon filling. Amazing. Now I'm thinking about Belgian chocolate again...
The Manneken Pis was an elusive little devil. That's the statue of the baby peeing that apparently Brussels is famous for but no one can find. It's wedged in the corner of two buildings and the baby is probably about the size of ...
... s a little town about equidistance between Antwerp and Brussels called Mechelen, where a coworker of mine lives. He's always telling me that I need to drop by and see it, so I hopped off the train and walked into town. The streets were crowded because this Sunday and next are "Shopping Sundays" in preparation for Christmas, and I nearly got mowed down but a group of banjo playing Santas. Mechelen is really nice, and I can see why ...
... moules de frite in a Danish blue cheese sauce. Wicked! After a final stroll around the town, stopping at every Chocolatier along the way and only buying 5 truffles, we topped the day off with another Belgian waffle! This time - strawberries and chanticlair cream. Dream.
Perfect end to a mint first day.
Onwards and upwards. We've opted for a slightly later start tomorrow to prepare for Amsterdam as its pride weekend. Busiest of the year. God help us.
In a bit folks! ...
Back home in the motherland since a few days. All good things must come to an end and that time has come now even though the body and mind still have a hard time adjusting to European standards again... These are my personal highlights: In Washington: The Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown and the museum of the American Indian. Architectural: Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water Pittsburgh: view from the incline, it's many yellow bridges The canyons: Antelope Canyon ...
... sections can be walked around, still behind glass, but laid out as they are in storage, with tags, and in drawers and cupboards.
Daniel worked his way through the different Belgian beers - some good and some not so good, and Erica tried out the cheery beers - nice and sweet and generally good for the hot afternoons. While we were in Antwerp we also hit the streets for some (mostly window) shopping, and checked out the Antwerp diamond shops (the ...
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Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66