100 years ago, West Flanders was one of the most militarized zones on earth. It's part of the famous Western Front of World War I and the site of many of the heavier battles. With the centenary of the war beginning in 2014, the region is readying itself to reap the benefits of a projected bump in tourist numbers.
The Dutch have the oldest and largest Obama fan club in Europe, according to an analyst there. The reason? He stands for diversity and cooperation with Europe —and the Dutch get his problems with the Tea Party.