Ibis Antwerpen Centrum
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... point and were going to meet us at the next pub. We all met there, but I ventured off in a semi-drunk state to find food. Although we had pizza for dinner not that long ago, I was in dire need of something in my stomach.
I joined them after I ate for 'more beer'...or fanta. Because I am a lightweight and I wanted to wake up sober.
... trying to get the best seats! We got on, and using common sense, went to the middle of the plane. Because if everyone did that, it would fill up quicker as all the aisles wouldn't be blocked right at the start, like they always are on Ryanair. We had a laugh with the couple in the row in front of us about that, then sat back and watched the madness for a while until everyone was on. We even got a spare seat between us for a bit of extra ...
... to try to combat the blood diamond trade out of Africa. Something like 80% of the total world trade in legitimate diamonds passes through Antwerp and it is a trade that the Belgians jealously guard. We looked around for cast-offs and possible left behinds, but no such luck.
... before returning our bikes to the stands by the Royal Palace. One final cone of friets and it was off back to the train station with luggage in hand to head back to London. We finally got the sunshine we had been waiting for all year and nursed a mild sunburn from our day cycling and walking the city. Brussels and Brugge are two completely different cities but each had its own charm and of course great beers and food......till next time.
... all facets of design), and 14th century buildings butting up to 20th century buildings.
There are few tourists here which has been a nice change, although the mix of foreigners living here is amazing, and the locals certainly don't seem to happy about that (well not when they are paying taxes for handouts - cabbies always a great source of a cities gripes!). Every nationality you can imagine is here from the Dutch, to Germans, Serbians, ...