Sunday, June 7, 2009


Today, me and 2 other interns from IMEC went to visit the city of Antwerp. It's in the north eastern part of Belgium. When I asked some coworkers earlier last week about Antwerp, they told me that it was a popular area for shopping. I would soon see that for myself after an hour long train ride.

Seeing that it's Sunday, the majority of the stores here in Antwerp were closed. The only ones open were some restaurants, souvenir shops, and museums. All we could really do was walk around the city to sight see.

The above buildings are 16th century guildhouses.
And next to them is the Antwerp City Hall.

I'm not quite sure what this structure is suppose to symbolize. I tried looking it up after I got home, but I haven't found an explanation yet.
This is the Het Steen. Antwerp used to be a completely fortified city, but all that remains of those fortifications is this restored building.

For lunch, we stopped by at a Greek restuarant, where I got this lamb shank, with seared vegetables, rice, and square of feta cheese. The menu did not have a single word of English on it, so we had to ask the waiter to go through each item and explain what they were. This dish was 14 euros, which is approximately $19.50 USD.


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