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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
The first thing that strikes you about Antwerp is the number of bicycles. They certainly are the people's mode of travel. Not the modern mountain bike or racing style that ...
After the Anne Frank visit we were on our way to use the last of our attraction tickets from the Holland Pass we purchased. We used the last windmill ticket to participate in a cheese tasting.
We had about 45 minutes before the cheese tasting and still had not had any real food so we found a small deli run by an Italian couple and shared a small pasta dish and two sandwiches on focaccia bread.
The cheese tasting was a ...
We woke up early so as to get ourselves sorted and onto the train to Bruges today. After checking out of our hostel we began the mad rush to the train station as we had left it a bit late. We jumped off the tube with minutes to spare and ran to the train platform, making it in minutes.
We settled in for our train journey thinking that we would be in Brussels in no time, however 2 hours later we still had not arrived…a bit ...
... and Brussels are a mere two hours apart).
Anyway, still feeling the effects of our last night/morning in Amsterdam, we bowled around the classic sightseeing spots with as much efficiency as we could muster in our hazy state. That perhaps explains why Antwerp seemed particularly pretty to us, however I think its traditional yet quirky charm goes beyond that. The architecture (which neither of us really have the faintest clue about, but like to pretend we do) ...
... giving you a tip. He stormed off mad, but at that point I didn’t care.
Now that we’re at the hotel, we go to enter through the front glass doors and they wouldn’t open. It WAS LOCKED!! The palace was closed, apparently most places close at midnight including hotels. Felicia and I were starting to get a little concerned, as there was no one else around on the street. We knocked for a few seconds on the glass, and nothing, then we ...