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... we enjoyed in the morning mist.
From the museum, we set off on foot towards the city centre. The next stop was the Carolus Borromeus Church accross for the Antwerp museum. This was a small church, its interior glamorized with many fine paintings by Rubens, the famous Flemish baroque artist.
We continued onwards to the city centre and the Grand City Hall, adorned with hundreds of flags of the world. Before it stood ...
... tour with a pretty interesting guy 'Gus' . I think he’d had a few 13% ers pre-tour! We visited the windmills on the borders of the old town, which are alongside the canals, and a walked along a very pretty path. Pauly dared Ben to run down a really steep hill, which of course he did, onto a cobblestone road and has now been limping around with a sore foot for the last couple of days! From Brugge we caught the train to Brussels, theft free as we ...
... were locals. The Gentse Feesten was the major attraction this week. It's a week long party with music and drama for the local population with around 2 million visitors over the course of the festival. Hopped on a train this morning to Antwerpen and to get a connection onto Amsterdam. Hopefully I won't have the outrageous tourist prices of Bruges to deal with. Up to 10 euros a waffle ...
... by approaching a stranger each day so I could practice my French. Finally, I learned the valuable lesson of letting go. In doing so, I was blessed with a gift when I least expected it.
I walk away from Paris feeling complete and with a renewed sense of purpose. What has made my journey most meaningful and memorable are those people I encounter along the way, hearing their stories, and sharing great experiences with them. Some come ...
... and somehow, aptly, Antwerp means "hand throwing" (and according to Maya also has a completely different meaning in the same guidebook about meaning stopping sedimentation). We thought all the chocolate hands had some religious significance. Wrong! In Antwerp, we visited the obligigatory market square and church square, but could not go in ( closed for the holiday!), saw Rubens' house, which I would have liked to explore ( closed for the holiday), the maritime ...