Brussels Airport, February 16, 2010
Losing post title: If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium.
The passport check official greets us with "Ah, here come two Americans." The ensuing chit-chat includes him telling me that the origin of metal sleeve buttons, like those on my blazer, was military; soldiers used them to wipe their noses. (But see Wikipedia)
One gift shop sold packages of what we call Belgian Waffles.