From July 24, 2013 to July 30, 2013:
331 days of #vanlife
We went to Belgium, which Armando knew pretty well since he’d studied in Brussels for a year. We also had the chance to meet up with our friend, Niki, to get a local’s tour. We were smitten with Antwerp, the Belgian countryside and we enjoyed the chance of revisiting Armando’s halcyon school days.
Woohoo, entering Belgium! We never did make it to Brugge…
The harbor in Antwerp from across the way.
View of the bay in Antwerp from one of our parking spots.
City center square in Antwerp, with the statue of Silvius Brabo throwing the hand, according to legend.
This was such a fantastic swimming pool. I’m not sure if this is the one where Armando had to ‘borrow’ a speedo in order to swim or not-?
There was an outdoor summer festival going on all over the city of Antwerp, which included free films on a transported beach (they piled in sand for the occasion). The night we went we watched ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ Very cool.
Niki took us through the Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel under the river, which is one of the oldest and longest of its kind.
The other side of the river, across from Antwerp.
Going down the escalator to reach the walking tunnel. Photo by Niki.
A shadowy moment in the Belgian countryside.
Mork enjoying a little downtime in rural Belgium and trying to blend with the locals. Ha.
Part of Armando’s trip down memory lane: his old flat in Brussels from his student days.
The Grand Place in Brussels is a thriving hive of constant activity. The detailed architecture was exquisite.
The Atomium Park in Brussels.
The Atomium, a fashinating architecture and symbol of Brussels.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our journey to the Belgium. Have you ever been to Antwerp? Brussels? What did you think? Any other places you love in the Belgium, that visitors really have to see? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned for more WDN adventures and thanks for joining us. Mel, Armando, Ziggy and Mork