Travel Blogs from Antwerp
... once we were in the air they either laughed or slept in their little
dropdown capsules. Thank goodness for
I am continually amazed how
pilots can set these great big machines down so gently! Really when you think about it, it shouldn't
be possible! Our plane from Singapore to Helsinki had nose and undercarriage
cameras, so we watched it touch down on the runway. A bit scary but awesome at the same time!
We had a 4 ...
... with the most amazing stained glass windows then before long we had hit some Christmas stalls and were in the centre of Brussels – we are always amazed at how we just stumble across these places without a map or any idea where in the city we are.
We walked through some beautiful streets, chocolate shops everywhere, then suddenly popped out in the most impressive square we have ever seen. The buildings surrounding the square were magnificent ...
... of something else. I have just come down from the bridge of a 75,000 tonne container ship making its way along the English Channel at night (time now 23.45) – it is a starry night, the lights of Britain and France clearly visible along with the lights of all the shipping round about us. It is an awesome experience and one that is difficult to quantify. I can’t think of anything comparable.
We had a comprehensive tour of the engine room ...
... a small tower that looked quite cool but as the plaque had been removed we were not sure what it was! When we headed for home we made a quick pit stop for some more high strength beer before an evening in the warmth with Lasagne for tea!
We left the site in the fields to go to one far closer to a city, not just any city but the Medieval city of Bruges. The camp site was only a few kilometres outside of the centre and the facilities were much nicer ...
... asleep early on anyway, and we slept and slept and slept until 11! That has been unheard of on this trip. It was the most glorious feeling in the world to wake up that well rested. We took our time getting ready that morning and enjoyed fresh croissants and baguette for breakfast. Isabel's whole family is French and they live in a French-speaking suburb. Belgium's population is mostly split between French and Dutch, and Brussels, as the capital, is ...