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Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp November 6th 2013

Antwerp Belgium 6 November 2013 It rained on and off during the night at Camping Memling in Bruges but we were warm and dry. This camp site had a bread dispensing machine which has fresh bread in it every morning except Thursdays. There was also a machine you could buy an hours internet use. More and more we are seeing automation/self-serve machines at camp sites and more restricted reception times. Camping in 6 degrees and with constant drizzle of rain I guess encourages Europeans to stay home. Back to Antwerp. There was only 80 kms between Bruges and Antwerp. We arrived at about 11.00am. We parked the camper on the banks of the major River Schelde which flows into the harbour. We parked next to the Steen Plein which was a fortress built around 1200. It ... read more
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Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp June 10th 2013

voor de volgers van toen een berichtje van nu. ongeveer 4 jaar na ons avontuur in Noord-Amerika staan we bijna aan het begin van ons avontuur door noord Europa. dinsdagochtend 25/6 vertrekken we met ons vieren richting Scandinavië.... read more

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp May 25th 2013

We had a rest day for the Porsche today. We all had a trip to Antwerp in Tom & Marta’s 7-seater Ford C-Max. We had a leisurely start after a proper breakfast for a change. Not so sure about the rest !! for us after the quiet of the Hotels rooms ,as we are now sharing our space with William and Hannah, Tom & Marta and Granny Dinah. We were all able to get into the 7-seater, so we gave the Porsche a rest. It was reasonably warm in the sunshine today but cooler in the shade, but perhaps more importantly dry. As the very privileged guest blogger today, I will fill you in on the day out. We became sightseeing tourists for the day and joined the throngs in a lovely sunny Antwerp. We set ... read more
Spot the real people
Strolling by the RiverSchelde
Stagecoach tours

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp April 29th 2013

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp September 19th 2012

‘”To eat ethnic food in the place that gave life, and to immerse oneself in the history and culture of that place, can transform an otherwise mundane meal into an extraordinary experience. “ ( Benning J, 2010) Belgium is famous for its many types of cuisines. I really enjoyed my stay here in Belgium since we ate authentic Belgian Waffles, Belgian Fries and Belgian Chocolates. Most of the Cuisines that I tried were from random restaurants, cafes and food stand ups. I did not anymore researched on what would be the best one since I think it is all the same, so I picked the restaurant/ cafe which will be convenient for my walking. Luckily all of the foods that I have tasted were really good. While walking in the shopping district of Antwerp, Belgium, I ... read more
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Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp August 12th 2012

Our last minute decision to make a quick stop in Belgium was a success! Although we had booked open train tickets to return to Amsterdam from Hamburg as our last trip, we decided that once we hit Amsterdam we would quickly book tickets to Belgium and hop on the first train out. This was all going very smoothly as the next train departed 15 minutes after our arrival; we grabbed a quick bite, bought our tickets, and jumped back onto the train. About 20 minutes into the ride, we started to notice that our train was taking an extra long stop at one of the stations along the way. An announcement came over the speaker rambling something in Dutch and then a lady came through the cabin to alert everyone that a kidnapping had taken place ... read more
Chocolate man
Binnson practising his new smile
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Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp June 8th 2012

So recently i found out that the nickname that i used for this blog Nomadic matt is trademarked.... huge design flaw for the website to allow someone to create a name that they cant use, spend alot of $$$ to have business cards made with the name of my blog so that everyone can keep tabs on me. SO UNBELIEVABLY INCONVENIENT!!! So Travel Blog what am i supposed to do with 200 business cards i left in the states and the other 250 that i have in my posseson, throw them away? order new cards and now pay to have them shipped overseas?? More $$ that i do not have... perfect thanks... So with that my new nickname is FUNomadic-matt, peps in oakton if you wouldnt mind just mentioning that to the VIP clients that will ... read more

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp May 12th 2012

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Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp April 28th 2012

SEE ENGLISH VERSION BELOW 2 diciembre 2011 Nos levantamos pronto, no muy muy pronto, pero para nada tarde, y desayunamos. Marie tenía que volver a Francia, y yo proseguía mi viaje, así que después de bajar el equipaje al coche nos despedimos. Al estar yo ya solo, me cambié de alojamiento. La habitación del hotelito de la rue Royale la sustituí por una cama en dormitorio compartido de un albergue en una calle perpendicular: El hostal Van Gogh. Y del hostal atravesé todo el centro de Bruselas, haciendo alguna foto por el camino, hasta la estación de Midi, y encontrar el lugar de donde salen los autobuses que van al aeropuerto de Charleroi. Me dio la sensación de que era un lugar algo inseguro por las noches. Desde la estación centro, tomé un tren hasta Amberes. ... read more
Amberes --- Antwerp
Amberes --- Antwerp
Amberes --- Antwerp

Europe » Belgium » Antwerp Province » Antwerp April 6th 2012

Antwerp ~ The centre of the Universe If you’re anything like me, you probably won’t ever have heard of Antwerp. But that doesn’t put the Antwerpians off. They believe they are God’s gift to man, and that their city is the centre of the universe. I’m lucky to know one of these preformentioned Antwerpians, so got a local’s eye view of one of Europe’s fashion centres. It’s one of the biggest cities in Belgium but I’m still not sure if it the capital of Flanders or not. There seems to be a lot of competition between Antwerp and Ghent for the most amazing city award. Antwerp really is beautiful. The myth goes that a giant, Antigoon, used to rule the gates to the city and demanded a fee from anyone wishing to enter. Well, one day ... read more
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