Phil Pressey and Alex Oriakhi try out a Belgium waffle on Tuesday.
Aug. 14, 2012
Gent, Belgium - Belgium Photo Gallery
Missouri is completing its final day in Belgium and the Tigers were up early on Tuesday, touring Gravensteen Castle, while also tasting the top foods the country has to offer.
And of course when we talk about the top foods of Belgium we start with the famous Belgium waffles.
Several members of the team stopped by a small eatery to taste the local sensation and the price per waffle ranged from $2-3 euros, depending on the toppings. Plain waffles were $2 euros and waffles that had fresh cream and chocolate were $3 euros.
Even Alex Oriakhi was able to have a waffle. Kept on a strict diet by Director of Basketball Athletic Performance Todor Pandov, Oriakhi was able to break free of his normally rigorous diet and enjoyed the experience.
"Coach P really wants us to experience the culture over here, so I'm not about to waste it," Oriakhi said with a laugh. "This is so good. I can't explain it, but it's the best waffle I have ever had, hands down."
Oriakhi and Phil Pressey ate lunch just before the waffle desert and the two then had a chance to walk through the city and do some window shopping.
"We just walked around to check the place out," Pressey said. "It's not as crazy as Amsterdam, but it's nice. I didn't buy anything here. I'm saving my money for Paris."
Several other members of the team traveled to Gravensteen Castle, built in 1180. The best description for the castle was dark... it was filled with different types of torture devices, such as a guillotine and different types of swords, axes and body armor.
"It was a pretty cool tour, but I couldn't imagine living during that period," freshman Stefan Jankovic said. "The size of the castle was incredible and the different type of weapons and torture devices were surprising to see."
The team will have a couple hours of free time before pre-game dinner and tonight's game. The team plays the local Gent Dragons and game time was recently moved back to 8 p.m. (1 p.m. in Columbia).
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