I'm standing in Belgium, almost to Luxembourg
Now I'm leaving Luxembourg, returning to Belgium
Even the churches (this one in Belgium) decorate for the holidays. There are stars everywhere, but no Jesus-in-the manger, wise men, or the like.
A Dutch cat that lives and works (catching moles and mice) in Belgium.
A German bakery in Dusseldorf
Even in Germany one can find American food. Look carefully and you'll see the Starbucks too. No, I didn't go to either.
Funny thing is, in Dusseldorf it's nearly impossible to find worst with sauerkraut. Most of the shops/food and merchandise is Dutch. Three and a half hours drive from Alkmaar to Dusseldorf (a while of which was on the autobahn), and it took nearly an hour in sub-freezing temperatures to find ONE place that had sauerkraut. And yes - I am wearing my stupid glasses.
Delicious! I am part German, and I love this food!
I heard this Christmas Market (for which Germany is famous, they have tons) was slow this year. Too bad, I was looking forward to pandemonium, and there wasn't any.