Ibis Antwerpen Centrum
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... one too many cobbled street trip ups, and DEFINITELY one flasher too many, we
decided to leave and head to Antwerp.
Our journey to Antwerp was really pretty – windmills and old converted barges and eventually we drove away from the main road and saw some nice scenery and lots of cows.
Arrived at our hotel in Antwerp and were greeted by a group of ‘Euro lads’ drinking their beer in the sun and listening ...
... might overload my quota, so if anyone has a special request please email me and I'll send it to you - if it's one of the ones I took. However, refer to my pics for further expletives - nice ones of course!
Ok, it was Friday so what do most people do on a Friday? Eat, drink and be merry. I bought a bottle of Belgian citrus spirit and had a few aperitifs before Loic (one of my flatmates) took me to a local pub which only served ...
... The day went by quickly, a nice lunch at Restaurant Dock Cafe followed by free time in Antwerp to roam and browse through the various little souvenir shops. The second part of our day was spent at the Duvel Moortgat Brewery to learn about the nationally acclaimed "Duvel" beer manufactured and the numerous processes involved. The tour was outstanding and taught me so many unknown intricate details that ...
... nice and very passionate about food, it was quite an experience! Anyways I just had to share.
Sunday July 15th
Brussels did not start off with a bang. I got off the train and if I thought Amsterdam was confusing to get around in, my goodness Brussels is worse! I got extremely lost and it took me almost an hour after asking MANY people for help and this was far from fun ...
... to catch it open that day.
The train systems took us a little bit to figure out, each town works differently. But we managed with a little bit of help from the ticket machine mechanics, who happened to be there fixing the machine at the time. We hit Grootemark and the city's famous Church, before 10am. The town was just beginning to wake up; most of the stores were still closed except for one fortunate Chocolatier. We bought some real Belgium ...