Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... nice, spoke English and
then offered us water from their cooler.
About 1:30 we stopped for lunch and
then proceeded towards St. Ann's Tunnel. The tunnel is a pedestrian
and cyclist tunnel that goes under the Schelde River. On the street
you get into this giant elevator that is about 15' sq.. It takes you
down 43 meters or about 130', the door opens and you are facing a
very cold, long ...
Why is such a man in a gothic metal bar in Antwerp? Why because he loves metal and hard rock, of course. To fair, he was clearly someone who loved ALL types of music - he also knew jazz and blues well. But he considered himself a "real" fan of metal, not like these “infants” who showed up in the metal bars to listen to the latest hits. He explained to me he had been interested in rock since the days of the Rolling Stone and ...
Oh, this day started early. The USO trip was to leave at 0400 - 4 am for you civilians. That is plenty early, however, my friend, Victoria lieks to get there early so she can get a good seat on the bus. Not sure how they are different, but she was driving, so what could I say. We were there before 0300. We waited for nearly an hour and realized we were on separate buses. There were 2 going on this trip. After Judy (another friend) and ...
Gary Springer asked my mom to ask me if they eat horse in Belgium. He must have heard that they did. At first I didn't think they did, but I later found out it's not a common dish but it is available. It's almost like a delicacy (like steak back home). If I'm not mistaken some of the boys from JMU went to a restaurant that served it and tried it out.
The city of Antwerp is really compact. Sidewalks, streets, and buildings are ...
... and quiet afterwards. I found the tour informative. The bus drove around the main areas of interest:the Groenplaats, the harbour, the Museum of Fine Arts, Central Station, the city park and back to the Groenplaats again. It was nice to sit upstairs in the warm sunshine for an hour.
After the tour finished, I went into the Cathedral. It cost 5 euros but it was worth it, as there were quite a few of Reuben's paintings displayed. He's ...