In March/April, I am heading over across the pond to London and then onward to Belgium. For the London portion, I will be with a friend. For the Belgium portion, I will be alone. Here is what I have so far:
March 28 - April 1 (4 nights): London
April 1 - April 5 (4 nights): Bruges. I plan to do a day trip with Quasimodo to Flanders Field on the Wednesday.
April 5 - April 9 (4 nights): This is the part I need help with. While I want to limit moving hotels a lot, I am torn on whether to do 2 nights in Ghent and then 2 nights in Antwerp, or should I just pick one city as my base and then day trip to the other? Thoughts? Not sure if one city is more "lively" than the other - since I will be alone I am not looking to party/stay out late, but will want to go to a pub/bar at night for a beer.
April 9 - April 13 (4 nights): Brussels. Any suggestions for a possible day trip?
I have been reading Rick's Belgium book and have a list of sights/things I want to do in each city. Based on my list, I don't think I will be lacking for things to do. I am also ok with a down day at some point to just sit in a cafe and read a book, and maybe do a bit of shopping. Thanks for any help.