Sunday, February 25, 2007


the antwerp hands. chocolates come in the shape of antwerp hands too. i really dunno what is this antwerp hands thing. ok i just googled it. According to a legend, a terrible giant, called Druoon Antigoon who lived on the banks of the river Scheldt in ancient times and he will chop off the hands of sailors who refused to pay toll to him. then a roman soldier, silvius brabo, managed to kill the giant and cut off the hand of the giant and threw the hand away in the river. according to the legend, the name of the city: hand (Engl.: hand) -werpen (Engl.: to throw). therefore the 'hand' is the symbol of antwerp. oh whatever.. but a very charming little old city.

fries, mussels, and beer. traditional belgium food. we got really sick of fries after 5 days in belgium. this is the yummy lunch i had in antwerp before rushing off to the train station for brussels.
knotted trees getting ready to bloom in spring.


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