Actually, in Belgium they refer to them as "frites", but whatever you call them, they were outstanding, as were the waffles and the chocolates! Considering the amount of chocolate I sampled, it's a good thing we walked to so many places! I can honestly say that Swiss Chocolate in general is Excellent, but the Belgium "Pralines" - individual filled chocolates - are probably just a bit better. I hope none of my new Swiss friends are reading this blog! By way of explanation, Jesse has been working in Brussels for the last year, several days a week, and I wanted to see it for myself, before his work takes him elsewhere. I joined him last Wednesday, March 14th and stayed til Monday morning, the 19th. We saw all the popular spots in Brussels, and also traveled to nearby Bruges, a very quaint medieval town filled with canals and bridges. We spent a day with our friends Anton and Kathy Duval and their children, Camille and Laurence, and visited Dinant (home of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the Saxophone.) They also have a cool Citadel high up on the hill. It was there that I finally had my first Belgian Waffle (or Gauffres, as they call it). All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Belgium. Upon returning to Zurich, it began to snow for only the 2nd time this winter, but thankfully, it is melting as I type. Easter is just around the corner, and I look forward to traveling home to Illinois for a visit, and seeing a lot of you again! Please view our photos below.