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Well this day was all about getting married! After rushing from the shower to the breakfast lounge and then back up to the room to get all dressed up and meet the couple outside the hotel, we finally got to the City Hall. Luckily, Mechelen is a very compact city where everything can be reached by foot! Though feet don't exactly appreciate that …
Once again, following the tradition of sleeping late just before out trips (usually because we celebrate our departure but this time only for the trip preparations - short though it may be, it is a formal occassion so...) and of course taking the most early flight possible, we reached Brussels' International Airport at about 11.00am, feeling (and …
... had to be done. Boring!!! Parked up in Merchtem for the night just north of Brussels, still miserable outside. But we keep our selves busy with planning our next route and modifying skippy to make our life's easier, it also helps having fantastic company...... Added some more photos of Skippy ...
... stations where I got off the
train, got a metro ticket and found the metro, here I got a bit lost,
but eventually found the right platform. Getting off at the right
station, I got lost and couldn't work out which direction to go
because there were no maps or signs. I had a google map, but that was
no good, I asked a few people for directions but seamed to get
I asked this one guy for directions, he gave me
... on playing the organ.
We decided to eat locally, and ate a seasonal Flemish specialty of severely overcooked white asparagus (but the nutmeg made a nice touch), and then Marion had a dish of creole chicken (with bananas and other fruit) while David had a beef and beer stew. Marion finished off with a fresh mint tea (but which seemed to contain something else as well). The dinner was surprisingly expensive (largely because of the ...