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It's Saturday so I caught the train into the city after parking in the empty commuter carpark and thus avoiding the bus trip and the long hill climb up the cobbled road to the Villa.
I came out of the station and straight into the Red Bull Go Cart races which had closed off many of the city streets. I watched for a while and even though the weather was not wonderful, the whole area was packed with thousands of people.
The date kind of snuck up on me, but here we are at last; 30 hour journey, beginning in Brussels, with layover at London and Los Angeles. Final stop; Christchurch, New Zealand, where we will stay for about a week, then start out across the country with the camper van.
Oh, and there's a marriage in there somewhere.
Of course you plunk yourself in the car and ...
... that only slightly open, if your lucky. As for fans, forget it!
We were also stuck with our winter riding gear, no summer jackets and jeans here! With this in mind we decided to split the 500 km ride to Calais to catch the Eurotunnel into two days of about 250 km each. We have found after 12 weeks of riding in the USA in 2009 summer months that the heat just wears you down.
This put us in the Belgium town of Mons for ...
... have here is really good. I'm sure I'll miss it when I'm back home.
We didn't just eat though. We explored a good portion of the town's main tourist-sites. We went to Grand-Place which is this huge square in the middle of Brussels with gorgeous, old buildings surrounding it. We also found Manneken Pis, which is a statue of a peeing boy that celebrates a legend where a small child helped Duke Godfrey III win a major ...
... have less pressure when travelling in Holland. I was on the road today and there where 12 cars all in the left hand lane going the speed limit so there was no need to be and the left lane and I looked into my mirros ahead and there was no one in the left hand passing lanes. Holland is the best place to drive.
Belguim: Falls somewhere between the France and Holland. A little faster in the passing lane. People push the speed limit a little more. ...
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