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... its frequently present, often double-fried, chips, or french fries as the USA:ians might call it. The Belgians love their deep-fried spud slices, and you often see the locals carrying a cone of the fattening roots, sometimes taking them to the nearest beer hang to get some brew to go with the chips. Aside from mayonnaise, the best companion would probably be the traditional mussels, cooked in white wine***, and it was delicious.
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... the Grand Place and the surrounding areas, there are small restaurants and stands everywhere selling Belgian waffles. They looked and smelled amazing. We had to get one. Don’t worry, it’s all a part of the European diet plan. I got one that had strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate on top of it. It was absolutely fabulous. The waffle is much more doughy and thick than the waffles we would have in the States. The ...
... diversions mounted, which a poor old GPS and its poor old owner found a nightmare to circumnavigate. Should have taken photos but decided to focus on where I was going, particularly on the bad surfaces of the roads and cycle ways and with so many crazy drivers.
It was a great feeling of relief to emerge out of Brussels unscathed and I stopped at a service station for a snack before heading on to Braine-L'Alleud. As I rode up a hill out of the town I ...
... dorm until 3pm. Accordingly, I figured that I should recoup the carbs I had just burned and set out to eat some frites, with mayonnaise, of course.
After this "lunch", I walked down a pedestrian street and did some window shopping, noting that the personnel were not as friendly as in Cologne. I don't know if it's just me analysing these smallest of things, but it was ...
... of my own and pushed it back and forth quite a bit until it did finally start to grow to a decent size. They obviously noticed that I had a reasonable ball coming on and so invited me to add my ball to their snowman. There was a bit of a language barrier going on, but we managed to work together none the less and ended up with quite a decent snowman. They did most of the work, obviously they have a bit more experience in these matters, though the eyes, nose and ...
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