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... what a blast I must have had over the past two weeks because I was so so full of life and couldn't stop smiling when I told people about BJC.
Some said I had a lovey sparkle in my eyes...I may or may not deny that.
I may or may not say that may not would be incorrect.
I finished my day with a bunch of great friends doing absolutely stuff all.
... eat or things to do around us. I got myself a couple birthday treats at a train station so I didn't need anything fancy.
It was colder than we were used to during our stay maybe temperatures in the 40s. It also rained most days so we tried to stay indoors although that was difficult to do. The best thing we did was eat waffles. I cannot stress enough how much better waffles are here or how much I now love them. I wasn't a waffle fan in American, but I am now. They are ...
... a large "A" on the frame and you see them being used everywhere.
Antwerp over the ages has been much like many other European cities - bought, sold, traded, beaten up, pillaged and then reborn. Half the country speaks Flemish [very similar to Dutch] and the other half, French. At one point, a few centuries ago, Antwerp was the largest port on the North Sea coast. It came into prominence again after the Normandy ...
... square surrounded by centuries old guild halls and the absolutely stunning Hotel de Ville, which, despite the name, is actually a town hall. Interestingly, I happened to book my most expensive accommodation of this trip right in the Grand Place square. The Hotel Saint Michel is the only hotel that is actually located inside the square itself and I thought I got a pretty good bargain at only $100 a night. It turned out that it wasn't that great after all.
When you ...
... on was full, so if I left it for the next day I may have had a lot of trouble getting out. The direct one would have cost me 30€ to reserve a seat, so I settled for a few connections, a total of three: Antwerp to Kortrijk, Kortrijk to Lille Flanders, a short walk to Lille Europe, and from there to Paris.
Got back to the hostel, sat on the roof terrace, played a bit of guitar, eventually being joined ...