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Monday, 17 March 2008

Back from Belgium and Holland!

Ahhhh, it's good to be back in Sunny Swansea. We really had a good time in Belgium, the weather was great and the whole experience was fantastic. We had our hotel in Ostend and from there we visited various places each day. Here is a list of the places we visted and what I thought of them.

Ostend: First off, the place we stayed. We stayed at a lovely hotel near the beach front at Ostend. The room was nice and the food at the hotel was actually very good. Ostend itself is a little town in the North of Belgium, it is still experiencing majoy renovation works, but that does not distract from it's beauty and charm. There are some good places to shop, some great shoare lines and docks (topless and nude bathing on the beaches in summer) and it's generally well located with great transport links.

Brussels: This is a huge city, and of course the finacial capital of Europe. Although we visited mainly for shopping purposes, we did have alook around some of the historical buildings, and they were all very elegant. Flags are everywhere in Brussels, and there really is a carnival atmosphere about the place. One word of warning though, don't travel too far from the centre as it does get rather dangerous and rough.

Antwerp: Antwerp is a good 1 hour 40 minute train journey from Ostend, but it is well worth the train journey (and only 46euro for the two of us including free museum entry in Antwerp). Again, it's a huge city, but it's somewhat different to any other place I have ever visited as there is the new build centre and there is the old town centre which seemlessly join together to give you one bizzare experience. Again, a lovely place to visit yet don't drift too far out of the centre as it does get a bit rough.

Sluis: We visited Sluis, which is in North West Holland for an afternoon. Both myself and Sara enjoy the picturesque little Dutch town. It is a really small town but has alot to offer. Being Holland, it has of course got anything you need from a Dutch town... Which is quite interesting!

Sara and myself enjoyed ourselves greatly and will no doubt visit the countrys again in the future, however at the moment we are looking into visiting Ireland again in the near future, as our last visit there was brilliant.

Now reality has struck and I realise I have to be in work in a couple of hours... Oh how that sucks!!!!