Travel Blogs from Geel
... for some fun, so I soon gof myself out of there and took the 10 sets of esculators up to the top of a museum to see the view over the city.
Had an early night, next day went down the wooden esculators and did the 5km walk under the river to the other side.
Tried a giant pot of garlic mussels served with fritzs and I had to try the Belgium beer. Nice city, but ready to move onto ...
... on that one!
The party ended at about 3am and then Sas, Koen, and a couple of their friends went back to the flat. I ended up watching Eurovision with the sushi-bar manager until about 5am and then my mind goes blank. I guess I must have just gone to sleep and sushi-boy left but I was dead to the world and didn't even hear other people leave... Whoops!
Sunday was ...
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 ...
... secret!), and our all-time favorite sweet-tooth indulgence, repeated treat-induced journeys to Goossens, probably the premier chocolatier in Belgium (and a friend of the family - always a plus!).
We had way too many amazing meals to pick one favorite, so here's the short list of our "Best of Belgium" meals: Den Amandus with Rebecca, Wim and Hanne for a variety of scrumptious grilled meats (always a favorite), ...
... and a backpack stopped over almost waiting for me on the side of the road. Well, in true CS form, Alexis and Veerle spotted us wandering aimlessly with our packs toward their place and they graciously picked us up!
Their hospitality did not end there—they hosted an impromptu BBQ at their place to christen their new patio/ terrace and what a smashing space it was! Their entire flat was just full of personality--wall colors in ...