On Thursday morning, I took the very reasonably priced train up to my family near St Nicklaas. It looks a long way on the map, but it’s only 40 or so km. Europe is compact that way. The weather is still crappy and it barely makes it above 10 C.
Met up with Eddy at the train station, and we had a good old conversation about geeky stuff. Eddy is a funny bloke – he didn’t know where the coffee was, so he rang his sister, who popped over with some coffee and a filter. Then when his better half (Viviane) came home, she showed us where the coffee was… it was right in front of the cupboard. The shame of it! 🙂
We had an awesome meal of witlof and ham and cheese sauce, much thanks to Viviane’s awesome cooking. Eddy broke out the wine, and we started getting merry.
Those were taken around 7 pm… the sun finally came out, and it was still cold, but at least I’ve seen the sun whilst I was overseas! It’s supposedly summer, but it’s colder than Melbourne.
More family came around after dinner, and we had some awesome beer, West Vleteren. Eddy thinks it’s best beer in the world, and I think he could very well be right. I stayed with the family overnight, pushing Michael out of his room. Sorry about that Michael! 🙂
In the morning, I left for Munich. Europe has awesome integrated public transport. Even though the train for the airport had been cancelled, I made my checkin at the airport with ages to spare. The new part of the airport is shiny and new. They really need to demolish the old bit as it makes a terrible impression, and I’m sure with 97 gates in the new bit, they can afford to get rid of the crusty old terminal.