Having previously visited some of Belgium’s bigger cities in Flanders – Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Bruges, we decided to head to Mechelen for a few days on our spring jollies. It was a beautiful place, as you can see on the left here and they did wonderful coffees, as you can see in the picture below.
The Belgians even get Coronation Street on telly, in English with Flemish subtitles. This turned out to be great fun as their word for shop is winkel and for whipped cream it’s slagroom. I waited patiently for Sally Webster to say she was popping out to the winkels for slagroom, but sadly, she never did.