Oostende looked like a modern port town so I decided to catch a train to Brugge.

While I was waiting in the train station I met a black couple from New York City.  They were heading to Amsterdam that night.   I didn't really want to go that far, because we'd arrive pretty late, but they talked me into it.  So we caught the train to Brussels and then transferred to the Amsterdam train.  It was about a 5 hour connection and we got to Amsterdam at 11:00pm...

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Have you ever arrived at a strange city late at night without a clue as to where you are going???