ROAD TRIP! Western Europe Fall 2015

Flowers in Middenheim, Antwerp

Today we began our new adventure: ROAD TRIP!

We rented a car in The Hague, Netherlands for two weeks from Hertz. Hertz allows us to drive pretty much everywhere but Scandinavia (due to weather conditions), so we have a pretty open road ahead of us. Here’s the basic plan:

Day 1: Visit Antwerp and check out the Sculpture garden in Middenheim, a park right in the city.

Drive on to Ghent, look at all the pretty buildings there, and spend the night. Drink belgian beer.

Day 2: Drive onward to Bruges, where we will spend 1 or 2 nights depending on our taste.

Day 3: Probably more Bruges. Drink beer, eat waffles. And fries. And chocolate.

Day 4: Drive to France, to stay in the town just across the border called Lille. We found a cheap hotel and I’m hoping we’ll find a mill bakery immediately so that I can eat too many baguettes. Really any plural amount of baguettes is probably too many.

Days 5-14: Drive into France a bit more, maybe head to Paris. It’s only 2 hours from Lille. We’re trying to find a way to park in the suburbs and just take the train into Paris for the day, but guides online are telling us there’s not much advantage there. We’re really trying to avoid driving in Paris.

Next, drive to Luxembourg. Neither of us has ever been, and come to think of it, I don’t know anyone who’s ever been. Should be fun to check out.

Head into Northwestern Germany. I love Berlin, but have never been anywhere else, so this should be an adventure.

Finally, return to the Netherlands and head to Utrecht, hopefully to grab drinks with a friend of ours we met in Galapagos.

So that’s our big plan. Trying to keep as flexible as we can while having fun. After the road trip, we head to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden for about a week before I fly back to NYC.

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