Travel Blogs from Leuven
... of the beautiful scenery and warm temperatures. Dave was pining for the 1.30 euro glasses of Stella in the market but we enjoyed the park for a good two hours. We found our hotel beside the Stella Artois factory and the air smelled like malt and hops ... Mmmmmm! Note:I did not think Dave would ever leave he stopped at the local school to inquire about a position in the math faculty. We decided to walk into town and find a patio to have dinner and walked ...
... 6.5% ABV, but fruity and delicious. This would be the 'weakest' beer of the day in terms of ABV, but the flavor was great!
-Chimay Tripel: only available in Belgium, this is the counterpart to the popular brand often found in small, boutique beer shops around in San Diego. At 8.7%, we're feeling good after this flowery explosion of a beer.
-Malheau Blonde: Standing strong at 10%, this beer is dubbed "Bad Luck Blonde". It is named because this pineapple tasting beer was ...
... train to Koln. We were given a new connection through Frankfurt but without a reservation. Once we finally got onto the train from Frankfurt to Brussels with seconds to spare we were crammed in so tight I thought about pulling the emergency exit. Standing room only doesn't even explain it. We stood on the train for about an hour and two seats finally freed up for the rest of the two ...
So here's my commute:
- 20 min walk to the train station
- 25 minute train ride (but it feels like an hour if I can't grab a seat)
- 10 minute metro ride
- 2 minute tram
- 30 second walk inside the building
... after not showering for three days we all spent a bit of time in the shower. Cleaning was possible at the festival but it is about fifty people lined up at a trough with their undies on scrubbing their hair and underarms so to actually get under a shower felt a lot better. This was a recovery day. We just relaxed and hang out around the hostel, the best hostel I have stayed in by the way. It’s very new and the very humorous Roel and his capable staff ...