For your reading enjoyment:
Highlights of the 2005 journey to Belgium and the Netherlands.
A visit to the European Parliament, unparalleled Dutch bicycling, still fine Belgian beer, consistently good coffee everywhere, and the great hop fest in Poperinge.
Proof that Westvleteren 12 exists.
"Arriving at the marvelous Hotel Palace in Poperinge, we found no Westvleteren at that estimable cafe; actually, it wasn't clear whether Guy had had any from the start, or whether his stock already was depleted by the time we checked on Saturday."