|Scally loving the train :)|
I don't do boats, so we decided to take the Eurotunnel instead. I love it, drive your car onto the train and 35 minutes later you're in France!
We'd booked 2 nights accommodation in Belgium to break the journey up, as we figured going direct to Germany would have been a nightmare with the children, and besides we had 10 days to play with. We stayed in a little studio room on a farm. The lady was lovely, and the food was good, but the room was a bit basic for the money. However, location-wise it was excellent, and that afternoon we went to Breskins in Holland, and had a lot of fun watching the kids jumping off things from the lookout point! Silly game really but got some cracking photos. Breskins itself had a nice feel to it, but apart from that it was just a little seaside town, though too cold to enjoy the seaside! Forgot to mention that it was freezing and I had packed for high Summer - silly me! I did enjoy the fact that in one day we'd been in England, France, Belgium and Holland, blessing the Euro currency! The next day we decided to go to Gent as so many people had said how lovely it was! At first, driving around, we weren't so sure, but eventually we found the centre and was blown away by everything! We thought we might be there a couple of hours, but we stayed until 6pm and had a fabulous time! First of all we took a boat trip, the sky looked iffy but the clever lady said they had umbrellas! Indeed 10mins into the trip the heavens opened, and yes, thankfully they did have umbrellas. It was a great tour, fun and informative.
|Looking over the river|
|The old Brothel|
|Steps from the Bell Tower|
|Ended 8-2 whoops!|
The next morning, after breakfast we began the 3 hour drive to Germany. Between my iphone, loaded with Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Jasper's DSI, it all went swimmingly! Apart from the row I had for being overcharged in the services, don't ask! We eventually, finally arrived here and I was geniunely open-mouthed! You can see from the website for Zur Alten Weinkelter why! Will update further when I have time :)
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