Saturday, January 17
Mini Road Trip Part 2
Here's the second part of our Mini Road trip after Christmas. After spending a wonderful time in cool,trendy Düsseldorf, we headed towards rural Linnich , I tried clicking the english translation of the website I think I know why not too many english speaking tourists pay this town a visit - hey about time you modernize your website guys! Actually there isn't much to see in this town so you should rather head directly to Aachen, one of the bigger towns nearby, approximately 20 kilometers away or Düsseldorf which is about 45 minutes away by car.
We visited our dear friend Eyna and Thomas in their new abode ;) . Their house is really wonderful, homey and cozy. Since we have been in Linnich and in Aachen before. We decided there isn't really something new to see. We wanted to hit the borders this time -The Netherlands and Belgium. The weather was unfortunately too chilly and cold for us so we decided to visit instead of tourist spots - ta ran - groceries! Here is the first place we found - Carrefour in Eupen, Belgium. Yey! I just love grocery shopping in foreign countries. I have been to Carrefour, Spain and now Carrefour, Belgium. I noticed that the prices are more like german standards here, probably because it is just about 30 kilometers from the border. We were before in Antwerp and Brussels, but I remember it wasn't that expensive - or maybe times have changed.
Here's Eyna looking cheerful - it's her first time here although they live quite near. And here she is again looking at the jams.
We got hungry with all that shopping and looked around the city to find a nice place to eat- we ended up going to this mall called Eupen Plaza, which from the outside looked really small. There was a giant Christmas tree for a mall in such a small town.. as you can see, there also aren't too many people(almost none!). We also didn't find any nice restaurants, there were 2 open but they really didn't look too appealing to us. There were lots of shops though, maybe it gets busy in some days, but not on this particular Monday morning. We didn't get to take pictures in the Netherlands because I was so overwhelmed by a shop it took most of my entire attention. I will show you some of the items I bought in my next post.