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Antwerp was short lived as we were only there for one day and it rained.
Despite the rain we had a fabulous day. That city is beautiful.
The train station is incredibly beautiful. And was full of shops. Realistically we could've stayed in the train station all day and had a fab day as well lol but ...
... of Mannekin Pis.
We also included a visit to the Dinosaur Exhibition where the dinosaurs mechanically moved their heads, tails and they even breathed. The T-Rex was huge!
Unfortunately the weather was not on our side so we had to abandon our last afternoon and head back to ...
... Of course, not our fault, as the route sign was miss-marked. With some assistance we found the errors of our way, and made it back to the barge for lunch. Lox and cream cheese wrap, preceded by tomato soup. We docked in Antwerp midafternoon, and within five minutes were on a tour tram headed for Antwerp center. Our first stop was the Grote Markt which is Antwerps main square. In the square is the City Hall, as well as guild houses, celebrating the trade associations ...
... chocolate shops by the statue. One of the shops was so sweet and kept giving us samples, Dana bought a bag a chocolates (they actually call them truffles or pralines here and don't like the general term chocolate) and I regret now that I didn't do the same.
Then we went to meet our friends at Delirium Beer Bar which was recommended by a few of our friends. I was told to get a Kasteel Red and I did just that. ...
... him to consider me.
The only other highlight was enjoying another pint of their local beer under the sun. This was truly a day I was hoping to have - one of seeing a new place, eating good food, enjoying a few drinks, people watching, getting lost without getting lost, and counting my blessings of how lucky I am to be doing this.
I ended up catching the 6pm train back to Brussels. After ...