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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