EU Day 73: Riding Ghent (BEL) to Antwerp (BEL)

Today’s ride was mostly along the N70 highway, so there wasn’t much interesting scenery.

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My GPS died within the first kilometre, but it didn’t really matter until the last part. I could see the city on the other side of the river, but no bridge to cross over. The first tunnel I saw was for cars only and I eventually found the pedestrian and cyclist tunnel.

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Along they way, I went past the oldest building in Antwerp, a 10th century fort called the Hetsteen.

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The city hall looks pretty swish, although I wasn’t sure what all the construction was for.

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After checking in at my hostel, I wandered around to look for a nice restaurant and came across this massive building. It’s the central train station and it’s just as extravagant on the inside.

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The rest of the night was pretty chilled out, I chatted with my dorm mate, Heather from California. She’s an avid traveler and takes a few months each year to explore a new place and tackle loads of outdoorsy. I was thoroughly impressed and it was good to talk to another solo female traveler and share our experiences. I went to bed early and hoped to get some better sleep.

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