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... rack, water torture and the screws. But there was one particular room where a "suspect" was put in a collar with very nasty spikes in the inside. They then had to sit on a stool while the collar was attached to the four corners of the room. They were the held in place as any kind of movement led to the spikes in the collar stabbing their throat. No-one lasted more than 2-3 hours of this torture. So after my adventures in the castle I opted for a safer activity, visit ...
... matter - well they are two entirely different things!
After a wander around we had a beer with an Aussie lass Jade - Delirium Trements - very strong! We were directed to a local fries place to try frieten groot with mayo and andalouse sauce (but apparently there are 20 sauces to try). Unfortunately as it's Sunday and Easter things are closed so we give up. It was an early night as Fi and I both weren't feeling ...
... we put in a stop to have some hot soup in a little place called Couvin as it was still only 11 degrees. Back behind the wheel we drove through Charleroi and on towards Bruxelles. The autobahn from Bruxelles to Ghent was very busy with a lot of trucks and I was glad to get there after a 5 hour drive. Ghent has a very pretty mediaeval old town, the Gravensteen Castle built in 1180 is part of the town centre as is the river Lys. Across the road from the castle ...
... t very fun and I was afraid to take pictures of the view. But on the way up each floor was a museum and had interesting facts about the old bells and statues of Ghent. Then we looked in a beautiful church, I couldn't believe how big it was but we weren't allowed to take pictures.
Now it was snack time after all that tower climbing and we checked out a cafe that was recommended in one of my books ...
... still learning Dutch. She has also been kind enough to
assign mostly clients who know some English. My Dutch is getting
better slowly but surely and I have found new ways of communicating
and relating to my clients. Rather than feeling the overwhelming
burden of a language barrier, I am now looking forward to honing my
nonverbal communication skills while still learning a bit of the
language. I think the next 10 weeks are going to fly by!