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Thalys Geography

Because of some unplanned problems with my travel, I spent an hour exploring Antwerp’s new central train station.

It’s spectacular: they took a stunningly beautiful building and somehow made it more beautiful and in many ways more functional.

Due to the renovations, starting Sunday the high speed Thalys train will no longer stop at some […]

Blocked

I just got back to my hotel (a good one) from my afternoon and evening of fun.

The afternoon was a presentation about a book that I was involved with from beginning to end—and by involved with, I can assure you that I was the only person to have read this book from start to […]

Present / Future / Antwerp

Back when I was busy watching Firefly, I noticed that the future lacked Wal-Mart.

And such absence is not limited to just Firefly. Even in Star Trek, whether the Enterprise was visiting a wild frontier outpost or a modern star-base, Wal-Mart was not in evidence. Communities and commerce center on street markets where people competed […]

My trip, in brief.

Weimar-Erfurt on the train, bus to the airport. Check-in, boarding pass #13, wait. Ryanair to London, operated by Buzz! StanstedExpress to London Liverpool, Tube to Paddington, Walk to hotel. Bed.

Up early, HeathrowExpress, Terminal 3 for United, Flight 50 minutes late, wait. Meet Father, return to hotel, eat breakfast-breakfast room hot, food boring. Shower.

Specific […]