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... memorial to Flemish soldiers but also a statement of Flemish desires for some degree of independence from Brussels. The annual Flemish pilgrimages to Diksmuide, which started in the 1920's, became contaminated with right-wing, we-hate-all-people-who-are-not-us, groups (it's happening now in the UK, isn't it?). The unwanted association of the tower with extremists led to its demolition by explosion by the opposite extremists in the 1970's. A few years later, it was replaced by ...
... wise and everything was super expensive so we headed down one of the smaller streets. We ended up finding a small restaurant with a set lunch menu for 12€ which was cheese croquets with salad, half a metre of farmers sausage with mashed potatoes (absolutely gross and quite possibly horse) plus a waffle with icing sugar. After lunch I was buggered so we headed back to the hostel and checked out a few vintage and antique shops along the way.
I had an hour ...
... with one another in a meticulously maintained park. This city, too, had canals, but on a saller scale- with many more swans. Everything was so picturesque- almost unreal- as we wandered through the streets looking to see whatever we could. Naturally, our first stop was a chocolate shop named Pralinique (or something with a P, anyway) where Anna and I stocked up on a shared supply of gourmet delights.
Blood sugar levels ...
... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!
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After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the town square, it was your typical Flemish square, so it felt similar to others that we had seen and it felt good.
A quick bit of history.
The Commonwealth nations didn't really ...
What a day! After yesterday where everything went smooth, we reverted to a popular rule of travel where it rarely goes smooth and as planned two days in a row. We arrived at JFK a little after 3:00 PM. Security, no problem; choosing pizza for lunch/ dinner, no second thoughts, but that was the end of easy. We started at gate 10, then after a half hour, we changed to gate 44, quite a long walk and the departure time changed from 6:15 to 7:00 o'clock. Then another gate ...
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