Yesterday, I arrived in Spa
Spa is only 267 km from Nieuwpoort, but in this little country it's quite a long distance and in a sense it's another country too.
In Nieuwpoort, people speak Dutch ... in Spa they speak French.
Nieuwpoort is in the Flemish part of Belgium ... Spa is in Wallonia.
There are a lot of tensions between Flanders and Wallonia on the institutional level, but if a Fleming meets a Walloon, most of the time they get along very well.
If you want to try to understand the state of Belgium, you can start here
, but I bet you'll never get it.
Belgium is surrealistic country, not to say hyperrealistic, in fact quite artificial ... but I like it.
And I love Spa.