Beer, Waffles, and Fries
Trip Start Nov 10, 2005
9Trip End Apr 30, 2006
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After touching down in Frankfurt I boarded a train to Belgium and was amazed by the speed and efficiency of their service. I was stunned at the beauty of the German countryside as the train sped beside the river at 280 km/h. The train arrived on time in Leuven, Belgium
Upon arrival in Leuven I was reunited with my girlfriend, Dara, who had been studying philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and would now act as my local tour guide. We took in all the sites around town including the Stella Artois brewery and a statue of a man reading philosophy and dunking a beer over his head (see picture). I was then put on a regimented diet of Belgian beer, waffles and fries.
Aside from taking in Leuven life, we took trips to Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge and Amsterdam. Diamonds, canals, cobblestone, shopping, museums, churches, and coffee shops invaded out senses and reunited me with the western world. I explored the Half Moon brewery in Brugge along with its canals and herds of elderly tourists. And in Amsterdam I explored my mind. I'll leave it at that.
This is in fact my final blog. I left home on November 10th, 2005 and have returned on April 30th, 2006. I look forward to seeing many of you in the near future and yes, of course, you can all take me out for a drink.
May 2nd, 2006