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    "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it with us or we find it not."

    R. W. Emerrson

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    The Belgian Trifecta!

    Decisions. Decisions. Which One to Choose?

    The challenge:  Complete the gastronomical marathon which we dubbed “The Belgian Trifecta”:  Consumption of world-class beer, chocolates, and waffles.

    The timeframe:  A brief, but enjoyable ~18 hours.

    The disclaimer:  The Belgian Trifecta should not be attempted by pregnant women or people operating heavy equipment.  Side effects of The Belgian Trifecta include sticky fingers and a desire to nap.

    The approach:  We took a programmatic approach to tackling The Belgian Trifecta.  First, we built up our courage by consuming a few local beers including an Affligem blond pale ale and Maredsous brown.  Fortified with our libations, we stepped into the cool night air and located a small waffle stand near our good friend Manneken Pis; we sought balance with our topping selections of caramel and strawberry.  Overtaken by a strong desire to nap (see disclaimer), we retired to our hotel facing shame and defeat.  We had lost the battle, but not the war - The next morning we found new inspiration and secured a hearty breakfast of chocolaty bonbons before heading out of town.

    The outcome:  No victory was ever sweeter!

    Reader Comments (7)

    Oh my goodness! The best waffles I have ever seen,these are to die for !

    November 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChiara

    You did it right, friends. Good on you. (I too have experienced the trifecta, and also on a short overnight trip. A chilly spring bicycle tour of Bruges and some beef stew completed the agenda.) You have made me very, very hungry for waffles.

    November 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

    Valiant effort on battling the Trifecta!

    November 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

    My Hero's.

    November 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBill

    Thanks everyone! We are still working off the calories accumulated in that very short period of time. It was so worth it.

    November 19, 2014 | Registered CommenterDINKS Travel

    Every time I look at this site, I want to walk away and eat and drink beer. Oh wait a minute - I always want to eat and drink beer.

    Have fun!

    November 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

    Steve - You deftly saw through our advertising campaign! Our posts are proudly sponsored by the "World Beer and Food Lobby". It's a powerful organization with aggressive goals to create a conspicuous consumer culture with sufficient purchasing power to generate what they wryly refer to as "obese profit margins".

    Perhaps you have heard of their motto, "A lager in the morning will make your day more golden!"

    November 21, 2014 | Registered CommenterDINKS Travel
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