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Woke up in near perfect darkness as we had wonderful black out curtains in our room. We had our fresh rolls and salami/leverworst and got ready for our outing with Dries and Sigrid (Jip’s friends from his studies in Sweden). We met them at Dries’ place before the four of us piled in to the small Fiat. Dries was in charge of navigation and we weren’t off to a great start, having gone in a different direction and with me accidentally driving on the wrong side of the road.
Woke up to my last few hours in Luxembourg. I went downstairs for the breakfast and everything was gone except some yoghurt and cereal. I asked if they had anymore bread and the lady said she could get some. It happened to be that they got fresh bread from the local bakery. I had two rolls with peach jam and butter. I had all my bags packed and I did the quick walk to the car, loaded it and took off on my way to get Jip from Lille.
I was most unsettled last night and I’m getting into a routine of waking at 4.30am and staying awake. I eventually got up at 7am and started to get ready for my big day ahead. At the train station, it cost €30 for a return ticket to Bruges and I made my way to platform 15 for the Oostende train. I had to do some research prior as to which platform and line I should get because at 7.
Up early today so Jip could get to his conference on time. I looked on Google for opening times for local museums and the Royal Palace but everything didn’t open until 2pm. I dropped Jip off at his conference centre on the other side of town and headed for Brussels.
About 30 minutes into the trip within the Belgium border, I stopped at a highway service station to eat some breakfast and paid 70 eurocents to use the bathroom.