Astoria Hotel Antwerp
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the conversation that was had. Where two years ago with drinks involved people would talk about who is hooking up with who and stuff like that...we spoke of Obama, other political leaders and ideas and the stability in the Middle East.
How things change!
Thankfully, we went back to the hostel after that and I got to sleep!
Lisa xo ...
... and speeches. And after the nice lunch we set out to see the place - Grand Place with the surrounding structures is really a notch better than all the plaza we have been before. The golden facades of the neo Gothic buildings and the iconic town hall with the whole atmosphere is a nice combination. But it started to drizzle becoming a full downpour, in fact that was on for the whole evening - our wettest day so far in Europe. Then it ...
... a laundry mat. Remember that everything is in French!! Nice thing is that the signs look like a laundry mat sign even though its in French. ha. So, we got a bit confused. Thanks to a local she showed us retards how to use it. Never would have figured it out without her! Thanks lady at the mat!! ;) Since we had time to kill while the clothes were in the dryer we decided to all go find dinner somewhere. We finally came to a ...
... to try to combat the blood diamond trade out of Africa. Something like 80% of the total world trade in legitimate diamonds passes through Antwerp and it is a trade that the Belgians jealously guard. We looked around for cast-offs and possible left behinds, but no such luck.
... is much stronger in Belgium. We also went to Mokafe to try a Belgian waffle. It was amazing.
The next day was spent crazily seeing everything we could possibly see in Brussels( and chocolate tasting) including Grand Place, a whole bunch of cathedrals, Palais Royal, Federal Parliment, Place Royal, and the Palais de Justice. In seeing all those places we walked through three markets and finally made it back to the ridiculous bus/train/metro/chunnel station that is ...