Seriously, James took a picture of the back of my cycle. And while we were in Delft's center square, a tourist took a picture of the back of my cycle. Odd?
Well, the basket on the back of my bike holds our snacks and lunches, spare beverages and leftover pastries. And this particular time we had leftover chocolate sprinkles and a Duval (great Belgium beer---my current favorite).
And it occurred to me, when peeking at my basket, that it represented some favorite Holland foods: beer and chocolate. More importantly: good beer, and chocolate made to sprinkle on bread. It just fit.
I probably just needed to add some herring and stroopwafels and cheese... and a few Drops (those black licorice tasting candies---yep, tried them too, the salty variety? One after another, and in varying degrees of enthusiasm, each family member unloaded our 'tastes' into the garbage). I didn't mind the chewy variety so much---they aren't as salty.
We did finally try herring, just so you know. It is classic, and stands are everywhere and there is always a line of Dutch waiting for their herring treat. Honestly, I wish I loved it too. It would be far more authentic than swallowing an omega 3 pill: herring are a brilliant source of Omega 3. But I digress. We tried it, but didn't love it.