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... and a lot more traffic and buildings spanning very old to just built and everything in between.
About a 15 minute walk from the station into the city brings you to the historic center, which does look much more like Bruges, with an enormous belfry, huge cathedrals and a medieval castle called Gravensteen. Randy had scoped out some things to do so we started our visit at the design museum, which was ...
We are both still tired in the morning and therefore take it very slowly.
In the afternoon we visit the MIAT, a nice museum (of Industry, Textile and A???) and wonder that mobile phones from the 90's are already in a museum. Does that mean we also already belong into a museum? :-)
The museum is a nice quiet place with a lot of space and ...
... all cathedrals look the same, some are just larger than others. The only reason to visit a cathedral like St. Bavo's is to see a masterpiece medieval painting like the Mystic Lamb. There is also a large painting by Paul Rubens that is quite beautiful. The Mystic Lamb has had an interesting history, since it is a Catholic altarpiece it survived the Protestant reformation, it fell into French hands ...
... families. Again we were lied to by Greet, our host, when we were told we would have wifi, our own room, and a shared bathroom. No, instead she offered us a room with one mattress on the ground that looked like a feeding ground for any bug you would like to imagine, and a bathroom shared by 10 people! Immediately regret and a bit of fear rush through my mind. I can't and won't be living like this. I'm sure I could work here to help out, but the ...
... citywide vegetarian day, and it reminded me a little bit of Brighton. The church bells all play pop songs instead of chiming on the hour!! Lots going on there culturally too- gigs, art installations, and lots of interesting history too. The next destination is Paris and I want to have a decent day of cycling tomorrow so I head back for an earlyish ...