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While in Belgium, my goal of reaching 200 different Belgian beers tasted was becoming a reality. After a fast start though, my new intake slowed down, as I was caught up in the predictable pattern of reunions with friends and host families, often at their own place, on their own time, or on their own coin. This severely reduced my opportunities to try new beer, and though it is not something I begrudge them of in the slightest, it just meant that in the land of close to a thousand beer, I was running into a surprising challenge to try at least 16 new to me in about a week. I did however drink lots of old favourites when the opportunity presented itself, and that in itself was of course enjoyable.
On the day I was to leave, I headed to the train station, bound for Amsterdam, sitting on 197 career different Belgian beers. As I rode the train through Ghent, I decided that whatever the time delay, I would accomplish the milestone in Belgium, right now, at 12:30pm! Getting off at the last station in Ghent, Dampoort, I raced into town to begin my final adventure in Belgium of the trip.