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gerbaud
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When you take a bite of one of Laurent Gerbaud’s chocolates you notice a progression of flavors in your mouth.  First the chocolate, creamy and dark, from cocoa beans cultivated and collected for their intense flavors from Madagascar and Ecuador.  Then the subtleties of the flavors emerge – fruity, nutty, sweet. But wait. Gerbaud is more »

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cbbd tintin
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 In Belgium, dog-eared copies of young journalist Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy’s world adventures litter the bedrooms of kids of all ages.  Since I was born in Belgium and lived there until age nine, I consider Tintin to be a major part of my cultural heritage and introduced my own boys to him at more »

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P1030118
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When you mention Belgium to a fellow traveler, they’ll often get a faraway look on their face, sigh, and start waxing poetic about the medieval city of Bruges.  I have to agree, Bruges is an extraordinary place, but when I took my boys to Belgium for the first time last summer, I decided to forego more »

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P1030106
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I lived in Belgium until I was nine years old.  As a teen, I went back every summer, but somehow I haven’t managed to make it back very often as I got older.  When we took our three boys last summer, I rediscovered my home country through their eyes.  They met relatives they never even knew they more »

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