n. (corrupt. of Sp.: la cucaracha + –era/o): a Belgian-Filipino family of wanderers from a borough of New York City also known as Kings county on a year-plus long quest for warmth, food and culture throughout Africa and Asia.
Our first leg has begun. We were welcomed to Belgium with its usual gray and rainy self. Despite the rain, I was happy that the temperature was at least above freezing. By the way, if you thought that a friendly, civilized airline no longer existed, look no further than Jet Airways. From the moment they checked us in to our exit from the plane, they disproved the myth that flying has to be miserable. We were offered warm, moist (real) towels prior to take-off, comfy and roomy seats, each our own entertainment screen, and decent Indian food! And this was all in economy.
Here was our usual first breakfast in Antwerpen with Bert, Etiye and Robert. Nothing like champagne, fresh orange juice, filet americain and francipan to start off the day.