Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... there was a replacement bus service all the way to Brussels (yay..!), so we got on that and finally got to Brussels, then a train to Antwerp where we walked 15 minutes to our hostel, which is one of the best we've stayed at. Chilled for a bit and cooked noodles again, then got told about an outdoor free cinema so we walked about 40 minutes to the river where the ...
... going to miss out. We waited until the pandemonium had settled down and boarded the plane. We touched down in Dusseldorf which surprisingly is a very big airport and caught the sky train (which is a monorail where the train hangs underneath unlike the white elephant they had for many years in Sydney) from the terminal out to the Airport train station.T
he train from Dusseldorf Airport to the city took us through very industrial areas where ...
... for a little before walking around some more. Antwerp is known for its port; so, we walked in that direction! Margaux and I found the Steenplein which is an old palace on the port, as well as, the Maritime Museum. But, we didn't feel like going into another museum so we passed by. Then, we decided to just wander around Antwerp looking through shops. We did stop at one Belgian Brasserie for a small drink and some snacks, but there was no stopping ...
... repack my bag for the trip back home. I used the
internet for a bit, then went out of the hotel to find dinner. I had
dinner close to the restaurant from last night and it was a great
meal. Once finished and that included some beers s well, I went back
to the hotel, where I did a bit of reading and went to bed. During
the day I had been using the map that I got with the Brussels pass,
but I decided that now I was in the hotel I would chuck it as I
didn't need it.
... go back for another weekend and be perfectly fine with that.
One last note on Barcelona. I have found it to be extremely affordable to visit. The hostels I have stayed in have cost me 8 euros, 10 euros, and 12 euros at the most. You can grab some cheap fruit at some fruit stands for breakfast, have a light lunch and then indulge in a grand dinner of tapas. Most of the museums are reasonably priced and worth checking out too.
Until next time,