Day of "the" meetup

Antwerp Travel Blog

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Antwerp centraal station
I was laaate to wake up, like the rest. Before I got ready hastily, last one to do so, the rest of the folks had already left with Sylvie back into town. Me and Peter took the tram/subway back to Central and then Groenplatz. The group was chilling out at one of the cafes. Sat there quite a while, drinking beer and had a nice big "farmer's omellete" breakfast.

Post-breakfast, was time for Peter's tour of the city. Saw the castle, mayor's office, old town streets and back to Groenplatz where people split up to go shopping or whatever. I hung around with Peter at a metal bar, had a few beers and checked out the CDs at the music shop. Got me some coool wall hangings. I roamed around town a bit, walked to Centraal station and back through the shopping street.
Antwerp centraal station


Met the rest of the folks back at Groenplatz and we took the tram to the restaurant (Amadeus?) where we were booked for dinner. Dinner was gonna be a bit late so we hung outside at a cafe nearby. The Dutch group was busy talking about south asia and gross foods the locals eat there.. Ha! Meantime our British contingent finally made it there.

Dinner was spare ribs - all you can eat. Excellent and so filling! We took our time eating and drinking, and it was still damn cheap, well way cheaper than Dusseldorf anyway! After dinner, we walked back through town to a metal pub/bar. It was absolutely empty, so after hanging out there for a while we returned back to Groenplatz. Took a while due to people getting lost and all and some folks having messed up their living arrangement. But we ended up at the same club as the previous night. We sat outside mostly and later on went in to dance a bit.

I came with Peter in his car, with 3 other folks, back to his apartment. The count was about the same as the previous night. Had another obligatory beer before bed, and Peter also lit the peace-pipe which went around a couple of times. This time I slept inside, and it was much quieter (even Sylvie didn't snore haha).

-- Ashish Bhambhani
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Antwerp centraal station
Antwerp centraal station
Antwerp centraal station
Antwerp centraal station
Groenplaatz
Groenplaatz
Cathedral at Groenplaatz
Cathedral at Groenplaatz
Cathedral at Groenplaatz
Cathedral at Groenplaatz
Making faces.. at the terrace.
Making faces.. at the terrace.
Drinking at Groenplaatz
Drinking at Groenplaatz
Cathedral.
Cathedral.
me and jeff.
me and jeff.
Me and Jeff at a cafe on Groenplaa…
Me and Jeff at a cafe on Groenpla…
Side of the cathedral.
Side of the cathedral.
Women in traditional dresses at Gr…
Women in traditional dresses at G…
Groenplaatz.
Groenplaatz.
Main door at Cathedral.
Main door at Cathedral.
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Me at Cathedral
Me at Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Near townhall.
Near townhall.
next to Townhall.
next to Townhall.
Townhall.
Townhall.
Antwerp Townhall.
Antwerp Townhall.
cathedral.
cathedral.
Near central station.
Near central station.
Central station.
Central station.
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Dinner time.. ribs!
Party time.. chillin at first plac…
Party time.. chillin at first pla…
Drinks at the first club.
Drinks at the first club.
Party time!
Party time!
Alex on the chair getting a birds…
Alex on the chair getting a bird'…
At the club with travbuddies.
At the club with travbuddies.
At the club.
At the club.
Antwerp
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