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... an international country' and I wanted to avoid the hassle of changing trains three times.
On the platform waiting for the train I got talking to two guys from America who were also going to Antwerp. Although it did take me about 20 minutes to figure that of course they were going the same place as me...they were on the same platform.
... the morning) so we said we should go, and after declining their invitation to stay the night, there were hugs all round and we left with big smiles on our faces, and walked back to the hostel. (Which didn't seem to take as long as before for some reason... Too many drinks?) We got back and weren't quite ready for bed, so we went to the bar, where I had a cherry beer (ok, not great) and Darren had a coke, and we used the wifi for a bit before heading up to ...
... The Mode Museum is a textile museum. Over the centuries, Antwerp had a flourishing silk textile trade and produced material for many of the great fashion designers – Balenciaga, Givenchy, Yves St Laurent, Dior. The museum had a display of some the materials and finished designs and even the old soldier in Stu was impressed.
... definite 'sciencey' edge. After a few pictures and a quick look around we boarded the bus and made our next stop at the massive Basilica of Sacred Heart which is the biggest art deco building in the world. Boarding the bus one last time we headed back to the center city. Our next stop was the Mannekin Pis statue. This statue is about half a meter tall of a small boy peeing into a pond. The crowd of people trying to take a picture of this ...
Antwerp, Belgium. What a great city! We have officially left the region of fashion and style into the comfort zone eating capital of the world. Even I feel compelled to swish down a beer in this city, and I don't even like drinking the stuff. Ok, it was a Cherry Beer, but that is beside the point!
When in Rome...
Arriving into Grand Central Station, Antwerp certainly makes its statement up front. You don't call something GRAND unless it ...