Hotel the Boatel
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Well, we're super tired after a long day of walking and seeing the sites, so hopefully I don't leave anything out! We started the day with yet another yummy B&B breakfast. Then we made our way to the Markt where the bell tower, or Belfry, stands at one side of the square. We planned to climb the tower, and got there just as it opened so we didn't have to battle all the other tourists on the narrow winding stairs. 366 stairs lead us to the ...
... to be back in Berlin in time for the final, anticipating that Germany would make it. Thankfully there was no world cup on that night so I readied myself for a quiet one. It never works out that way. I ended up having half a dozen beers with my busabout guide before heading out with some crazy people from my dorm room. There weren’t any quiet nights pending in Norway either. I’ll be writing next about amazing times in ...
... be a transitional thing going on - lots of new buildings interspersed amongst the old. Centuries old churches beside new office blocks, old cobbled streets criss-crossed with tramlines, Macdonalds and Starbucks co-existing with traditional patisseries, cafes, and restaurants. And bicycles. Thousands of bikes weaving there way in and out of buses and trams.
Paid a visit to the Ghent City Museum, or Stadsmuseum GentStadsmuseum. It's centered around a ...
... s for my favorites. We also polished off some cheese and mustard on the side.
From there, filled with joy, we made our way back home. We stopped in Aalst, for the best McDonald's ever, and not just because it was after a beer session. The 1955 burgers, wow! Back home, we packed small bags for tomorrows adventure. One small bag for 2 with clothes for check in, another bag for hand luggage. Tomorrow, we are off to ...
... to take across the Atlantic was a British Airlines 747 exit seat…A quick
and painless journey to London. In London, after an hour delay, we hear the
foreboding message that our plane to Brussels has a mechanical problem and the
engineers are trying to fix it quickly….Three hours later the mechanical
problem was fixed (apparently) along with tires changed and we were off to
Brussels for a quick, no .…very ...