Ibis Antwerpen Centrum
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... an international country' and I wanted to avoid the hassle of changing trains three times.
On the platform waiting for the train I got talking to two guys from America who were also going to Antwerp. Although it did take me about 20 minutes to figure that of course they were going the same place as me...they were on the same platform.
... even stranger.
I was able to hang out with a friend from high school while here because she was studying abroad. She gave us some great tips on the city. We took some advice and went up a parking garage to see the city. We were able to see the Eiffel Tower of Belgium called the Atomium which is a huge metal cube which balls at each corner. It represents an iron atom built for the world's fair of 1958. I was not thoroughly impressed by Belgium except for waffles and chocolate!
... The Mode Museum is a textile museum. Over the centuries, Antwerp had a flourishing silk textile trade and produced material for many of the great fashion designers – Balenciaga, Givenchy, Yves St Laurent, Dior. The museum had a display of some the materials and finished designs and even the old soldier in Stu was impressed.
... It was very sweet.
After I went with my uncle Bruno to his house and visited with my cousin Pierre-Gilles who has grown a few feet since I last saw him. His sister Elleni has grown a lot too, but she was three when I saw last her and is 8 now. She was very energetic and playful, just like I remembered her.
Pierre-Gilles, on the other hand, has grown up quite a bit. His english is greatly improved as well. I ended up playing monopoly with him and ...
Antwerp, Belgium. What a great city! We have officially left the region of fashion and style into the comfort zone eating capital of the world. Even I feel compelled to swish down a beer in this city, and I don't even like drinking the stuff. Ok, it was a Cherry Beer, but that is beside the point!
When in Rome...
Arriving into Grand Central Station, Antwerp certainly makes its statement up front. You don't call something GRAND unless it ...