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Travel Blogs from Geel
The opening of Palmemarkt, a must do for everyone :)
We first wanted to go alone, but we ended up going with 2/3 of my brothers.
We parked at my parent's place, and got some lovely abbey bread for dinner.
When Toon arrived, we left for the Carnival.
Johan wasn't gonna join us first, but stuck around, so with 4 of us, we made the city of Geel unsafe.
We started off just wandering around ...
... cold but beautiful!
My first Holland weeks are spend readjusting to Holland way of life, settling into my temp room at my best friends home (Miranda & Roel) and of course reunited with my brother and his bigger fam, my parents, the chocolate shop (and its delicious chocolate)! Also my last hospital visit, time to remove those pins and getting my arm back! So with this attitude I arrive at the hospital… another X-ray to check all is ok. I tell the doctor ...
... only one little amp actually fitted on the picture, you should know there's 2 more amps, lots of effects, 2 guitars, a steel guitar and a banjo to go!)
All in all I have selected 62 books that must go, 36 books can stay. Some strange things I noticed when making the selection:
* For every book by a fellow Dutch speaking Belgian, there's 10 written by authors from the Netherlands. I guess I never really liked the (often) dark and gloomy tone of voice of ...
After Brugge, David and I headed to Antwerp later that afternoon where we were being hosted by a Couchsurfing couple, Alexis and Veerle. One of the things I love about Couchsurfing is the funny way people "meet" for the first time. For example, when I hosted Florent, we made arrangements for us to meet at my place but our paths literally crossed—I actually picked him up (or, maybe he picked me up!) when I saw guy on a motorcycle with Arizona ...
... terrorized Antwerp. This one, apparently, specifically used to go after drunks trying to stumble their way home and students playing hooky from school ! He apparently had the ability to grow very large (as in this statue) or shrink very small, and everyone lived in fear of him until they started to put statues of the Holy Virgin on every street corner ! I'll take some pictures of those today -- it was too dark and I was too frozen to do so yesterday !
Still having ...