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Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... Africans, Chinese (even a Chinatown here believe it or not!).
They pay high taxes here apparently. As Antwerp originally comes the legend of the giant losing his hand and throwing it away (hant werp - means hand throwing apparently), the symbol of Antwerp is the hand.
Put in your orders now for Belgian chocolate hands! They are here by the dozens. You can get a small box of Belgian chocolates for 5 euro. This trip has certainly made ...
My last few weeks in Belgium are passing faster then expected. Only 2 weeks left and then I will be on my way on a trip that I've been dreaming about for a long time. I am not real sure where the trip will take me or how long I will be travelling for. I've told myself that it could be anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 years and then I want to go east. So pretty much whatever happens, it should not be too hard to live up to these 2 criteria.
... along with frites (code word for eating more fries) - Belgiums other signature dish. It was fricken fantastic.
The most exciting part of the trip was heading to the Delerium Bar - a huge rustic beer bar with more than 2000 beers. The menu was literally a phone book. Kara put her Sunset skills and beer snobbery to the test - picking selections for her and Meg. There were live bands, scrumptious belgian beers, and locals and toursits alike. ...
... Lieve-Vrouwe Kathedral for all those still playing at home. One tower attempts to pierce the sky, visible from streets away. Apparently taking 200 years to build, the map tells of a plan to have two towers, but the city ran into war, money troubles and more to keep it from happening. There was even a threat in 1798 from the French to tear the thing down, which is just politics for you. Massive Rubens canvases are hung amongst the stained glass windows and amazing baroque sculptures ...
... my sock and 3 pais of underwear were stick to the inside top of the washer. Had I not looked someone would have recieved a door prize.
So things I have learned about laundry in europe:
1. It can wait another week
2. Don't use the big washer
3. The dryer doesn't need that much money (50 cents per 8 minutes)
4. Always check the washer, you never know when your undies will get stuck to the top