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Day 5, Sun. April 2, 2017

Nijmegen

sunny 59 °F

Brisk morning with the temperatures in the 40's. after the morning walk and a talk on an important WW II battle called Operation Kitchen Garden, we took a walking tour of this hilly and very lovely city of Nijmegen. Our guide gave us insights to the culture, some history not in the history books regarding the Dutch and the Holocaust.
Rebecca's in laws met us in the town square. There we talked about some of the foods available in the square from the food carts. Herring and kibbelings were available. REbecca asked here POPPA to demonstrate the appropriate way to eat the herring. The herring was about 6 inches long. It was flash frozen to kill any parasites and salted. He held it by he tail above his mouth and gobbled it up. His verbal description of the taste was "it was like an Englishmanpissing on your tongue." I am not sure this was supposed to be a good thing. REbecca then purchased enough kibbeling for all to try this very tasty fried white fish chunk. HMR and I both liked it. We toured more of the city where we discovered a lovely park overlooking the river. We then returned to the boat for lunch and travel o Bonn.

Posted by Offonariverboat 17:00 Archived in Netherlands

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