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Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
... earlier. It turns out these things are flood barriers, but more on that later. There was a big hill separating the sea from the land (a dyke?) that we had to ride up before we were able to see the sea. There was also a track running along the top, but it was really windy up there. We chose to stay on the lower route as the wind protection it offered us was highly welcomed. We eventually came across the flood barriers. This was quite cool to see, these ...
... to get on a chartered bus to Hoofdplaat. Knokke’s Market Square was decorated with Canadian flags and maple leaves, which in itself, was quite a surreal feeling. This, however, was just the tip of the iceberg.
By the time our bus reached Hoofdplaat, the sun had risen, and the wind was blowing in strong off the Scheldt Estuary. All over, volunteers were busy passing out Canadian flags and chocolates, and a small Canadian military ...
... do my own thing. Scott left to get warmer clothes and to meet everyone there. Well the other guys decided to come with us ladies instead so i feel bad that he got ditched, but oh well. We decided to go to the basement bar again so i could show the girls. Unfortunately they had to leave before 11 to catch the train back to Ghent. Bitter sweet goodbye, but we plan to meet up in Amsterdam. Night ended and i needed some sleep to wake up to check out and head to Amsterdam!
... called waffle-maker) and had an idea to add vanilla in the dough From there the popularity kept growing many villages created their own waffle variation based on the Liège waffle recipe. They use to sell them at the church’s gate, on Sunday. During the week they sold them shouting on the street. To become part of the fraternity one must be able to bake a thousand wafers a day. A popular variant is the so-called Belgian waffle is in fact the ...