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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... off at one wrong stop to have a coffee break and then realize, due to the Starbucks coffee mugs, that we were in fact in Ghent. But at least it was in the right direction and turned out to not be too far to our destination. Even with all the side trips, Lennea and I managed to get a solid day of sight seeing in while in Antwerp, we walked 22km, aside from all the ...
Okay so Brussels was what I expected and more. Definitely a place I'm sad to leave behind And wish I had at least a night or two in. It's definitely underrated as far As it's rich history and it's uniqueness. I really loved all of it. We did a free walking tour of the city which was awesome, we learned so much including the fair trade chocolate in Belgium where the workers in some companies have to ...
Hey There Readers,
Next stop on the journey was Antwerp, Belgium. For those of you unfamiliar with this city, it's the diamond capital of the world. Of course those beautiful lumps of coal subjected to lots of heat and pressure over time are extracted in Africa, but they're traded and processed here. In fact, Antwerp has four diamond trade markets - whereas New York only has two.
We headed to the much anticipated diamond museum, through the fresh snow, only to find ...
Went to Brugge for the day. About 1 hour on the train. It's now top of the list of favourite places visited. Arnold Bennet, a british novelist said "the difference between Brugge and other cities is that in the latter, you look for the picturesque, and don't find it easily, while in Brugge, assailed on every side by the picturesque , you look curiously for the unpicturesque, and don't find it easily". Very true. View from up the 366 steps of ...
... called Atomiun which overlooked Mini-Europe. It looks like a giant ball and stick chemistry model and is really shiny. You could climb up it but we were a little far from the city center to see anything, so we didn’t bother. We took the Metro back to town and didn’t really have any plans from there, even though we still had a few extra hours before Sarah’s train. We decided to just linger around town and walked from our hotel stop down shopping streets ...
Other places to stay in Antwerp
Tolstraat 26, Antwerp | Hotelfrom $66