The Antwerp Burp

I am so excited to get to Antwerp – the famous fashion hotspot. Sady, it appears that the recession has not left Antwerp entirely untouched.

The clerk at our hotel, the Century Hotel (NOT recommend!), mis-directs us into a rather shady neighborhood when we need to find a laundromat.

Business after business treats Chris as though he’s trying to scam them when he asks them to break his bills into smaller change. And businesses are closed, storefronts dark and empty all over town.

During the day, the city is swamped with dorky tourists who unload off of huge cruise ships docked at the waterfront. The weather is bad and the smell is worse.

Now, I am so excited to get to Amsterdam (and out of Antwerp!).

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