While you might be imagining a Lord of the Rings style landscape with a sky full of bungee jumping daredevils, for the next instalment of our Postcards series Kate McLeod takes us on a far more realistic tour of her hometown.
Antwerp may be known for being a high-end fashion hub, home to the world's largest diamond-cutting industry and the centre for an always-humming club culture, but long-time resident Mieke Verbijlen is more interested in the day-to-day details.
We imagine that walking through the haze of purples, pinks and blues would feel a little like living in Fantasia, and to be honest, it would be disappointing if dancing mushrooms and pirouetting fairies didn't appear.
Wowsers it's hot. You know what you need? A beach. Maybe several different ones over the course of a weekend. And you know what you therefore also need? This complete guide to what you should pack on a road trip.