Fletcher Hotel Keyserlei
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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.
... Grote Markt in Flemmish) It was described in my research as possibly the best square in Europe, perhaps the world. It was impressive. A complete square of early, 17th century stately stone buildings, with towers, and gold, and plaques, and statues, and pointy bits. The entire square was in cobblestones and cafés, bars, and chocolate shops dominated. We windows shopped one of the world's first covered malls, just off the square, and walked town "restaurant row," ...
... 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.
... to cross, just a short run from one train door to the next.
Safely aboard our last train of the day, we quickly crossed the border into Luxembourg and started noticing landmarks we recognized. We pulled into the main Luxembourg City train station a little bit late, but still in perfect time to catch the 3:05 p.m. 100 bus home to Larochette. Not the easy trip we were expecting, but with a happy ending.
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 ...