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Excellent stuff, Jim

Posted by Jeremy Gray on 10/13/2004 03:44:45 PM

This is a good read, don't worry about the length. A few comments:

>>We then stopped in Beertje....a 3 Fonteinen.which gave me instant credibility with owner Jan <<

Not sure who this was. Daisy is in sole charge of 't Brugs Beertje now; I haven't seen Jan in several years. Was this perhaps a member of staff called Jan?

>>where do these vendors come from<<

>>Do they move frm town to town? <<

Yes, its a market, and the traders set up their stalls and sell their produce in a different town each day. Sounds like you were at the Brugge market which is in the Markt on a Wednesday; a similar set of traders set up in 't Zandt square in Brugge on a Saturday.

>>and why are people buying whole cooked chickens at 8 am?<<

LOL! As a big fan of the kip aan 't spit I can vouch for the quality of this stuff. Its an annual event now, me sitting in a freezing cold Markt in Brugge in January eating this delicious stuff. I assume most folk who buy it bring it home and have it for dinner later, not for breakfast. But I may be wrong.

The B & B at Watou: ah, another one to sample the sumptuous surroundings provided by Bernadette. Great to hear you enjoyed it.

Terminus: we've been there once and also had a great meal there - definitely recommended.

Niewen Haene: did it only serve the beers from Van Eecke, or others too?

Wally: now that's what I call hospitality. Sounds like a great guy. You also did well with the other lifts you were given and the overall welcome, which is typical of folk in that area.

Thanks again for the report.



Amsterdam/Belgium Part Two of Three - Jim Keaveney, 10/12/04 10:10:45 PM
        Re: Amsterdam/Belgium Part Two of Three - cad, 01/18/05 11:00:40 PM
        Excellent Jim, keep it coming. nfm - Bob Johnston, 10/14/04 06:57:22 AM
        Excellent stuff, Jim - Jeremy Gray, 10/13/04 03:44:45 PM
                Re: Excellent stuff, Jim - Jim Keaveney, 10/13/04 04:40:10 PM
                        Re: Excellent stuff, Jim - Jeremy Gray, 10/13/04 04:48:35 PM
        Re: Amsterdam/Belgium Part Two of Three - John Sturm, 10/13/04 11:27:57 AM
        Re: Amsterdam/Belgium Part Two of Three - Loren, 10/13/04 08:41:09 AM

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