Snow ride to the Kerstmarkt

It’s still cold and snowy, but that wasn’t going to deter me from doing a ‘snow ride’, with my dad’s mtb (which is a former mtb of mine, so we were familiar with one another). I mainly rode the trails near ‘Fort VI’, a WWI era complex of fortified bunkers that has been turned into (small) natural and recreational preserves…

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The regular roads were still very slick and with all the traffic it was probably a little too sketchy to go into downtown with the bike, so I continued my trip on the bus.

The inside of the ‘Stadsfeestzaal’ (literally translated: the city’s party hall):

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A corner store selling hot waffles on the street (apology for the crummy iPhone shot):

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Some video footage of the Kerstmarkt in downtown Antwerp; this ‘Christmas Market’ is sort of a Christmas-themed farmer’s market with the addition of stands selling hot wine and ‘jenever’ (a grain based hard liquor):


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