It didnt seem right at the cash counters of shops during the 1st few days back in UK. In Belgium, (flanders, anyway) ‘’alstublieft’’, which means here you go, or please is always heard at the cash counter and I would respond ‘’dank u’’, albeit timidly. I was never sure of my pronounciation.

In a few hours, I will be going to Belgium to retrieve all my junk still there. I like Ghent most among all the cities I’ve stayed at, though I still can’t understand Dutch. I miss the waffles, the chocolates, the cherry beer (kriek) and also Graslei, the canal…

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