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Friday 8th August 2014
We set off late because it was really raining hard which reduced visibility and we would be going onto a big tidal river with commercial traffic. Isi checked the tides and at 12 noon it got brighter, stopped raining and as 2 other boats decided to go, thought we have got the tides right. We cast off a bit later and went through the lock leading to the river. There was a lock keeper and a woman with a radio walking ...
... been shot and left and then blasted to smithereens in the proceeding chaos of bombing and shelling and his remains sucked into the mud of the surrounding area.No wonder , that the few who made it home from this war became alchoholic and never spoke of it. Today,the Somme area is mostly agricultural ,wheat,corn and potato fields abound edged with red poppies wavering in the breeze.They remind me of the blood of the thousands ...
... entrance led into a totally black area. I didn’t fancy groping around in there to find my way to light and came out again. This contrasts with the external areas which are wide platforms giving great views across the city from every floor up to level nine which takes you to the rooftop. On one of the floors entitled “Power” I came across a Maori exhibit which was attracting attention from viewers. It was produced by George Nuku and supported by a sub ...
... which are active in the night and the whole place is very dark and special. Never able to see the nocturnal animal so clearly before.
After the zoo trip, we went to the city area for a walk and sightseeing, Antwerp felt much safer then Paris. People says, when in Belgium you should try the Belgium waffles and Belgium Chocolate and today I tired the Belgium waffles! It is not that nice for me, I also asked for the chocolate topping and it cost around 2 Euro. At ...
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 ...