Zdjêcia

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A beer or two after cycling, this must be Belgium.

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Belgium has always had a very relaxed attitude when it comes to beer. The drink is considered to be part of our culture and we take great pride in its quality and variety.

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Antwerp has countless cafés and bars. Some trendy and hip, others timeless. The latter are called "bruine kroeg". In English that'd be something like 'brown pub', which doesn't really sound right, does it? Anyway, the 'brown' refers to the old dark and wooden interior typical for this kind of café. De Pelikaan, which you see here, is a fine example of a 'bruine kroeg'.

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This picture shows the outdoor seating at the back of Café De Pelikaan, a favourite place to go for a drink in the old city center...and it doesn't matter one bit whether you're a cyclist or move around in a wheelchair.

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Note the old beer signs on the wall (there are plenty more inside), which includes my favourite: Orval, a strong trappist original from Wallonia which has a distinctive taste. It is one of those rare beers that have kept its bitter taste and has become quite popular over the last years.

see workshop for cheers

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song title reference: Bob Dylan

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2904 W: 35 N: 6177] (32478)
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