Leonardo Hotel Antwerpen
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... 2nd World War when the Allies needed a port further east than Normandy to support the advance into Germany. Antwerp is the capital of Flanders which has memories for Kiwis from the 1st World War. The port has now regained its former glory status and is one of the largest in Europe, handling over 180 million tonnes of cargo a year – it is also the world’s largest banana port - so I guess that ...
... it's a holiday in most of Europe, including Belgium. The signs pointing me in the right direction led to a section of the station that was completely closed off due to the holiday. Fortunately, I had looked at the route several times on Google Maps and managed to get to the hotel after a short walk.
We are staying at the Hotel Aris Grand Place and, mercifully, the lift is working. I'm only on the first floor, so even if I'd had to walk it would've been a doddle compared to ...
... and Brussels are a mere two hours apart).
Anyway, still feeling the effects of our last night/morning in Amsterdam, we bowled around the classic sightseeing spots with as much efficiency as we could muster in our hazy state. That perhaps explains why Antwerp seemed particularly pretty to us, however I think its traditional yet quirky charm goes beyond that. The architecture (which neither of us really have the faintest clue about, but like to pretend we do) ...
... world of difference to London. Brussels is over-crowded with cars, especially down the narrow cobbled lanes, and I reckon it could benefit greatly if they encouraged more bikes and public transport.
I will confess right now that the photos aren't labelled properly because after a while, every building started to look like the previous one. [Readers can feel free to email me the correct names].
Towards the end of the afternoon my camera ...
... card, then find the number to call for Verizon Dale went out to look for Pascaline.
We’d spent about 10 minutes looking and trying to get the phone up and running when I happened to look up and saw someone who looked like Pascaline but it has been maybe 8 years since we saw her last. She was watching for the passengers coming out from customs. I told Dale to stay with the bags and I ran over to the arrival area. Then the woman put ...