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Thursday Flakes: Danish Pastries, Families Sitting Together and a New Airport Terminal

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Every Sunday night in Guadalajara, I go to the market at Expiatorio Park and buy five delicious coconut muffins as part of my breakfast for the week. It is nice routine to have in Mexico. The country does not hold back when it comes to baked goods with sweet treats ranging from conchas to empanadas, sopapillas to buñuelos and of course the famous tres leches cakes. They all taste very amazing but of course they are not very healthy for your body if you eat too many of them. Another good part of traveling to new places is not only trying the local food but the local baked goods as well.

Do you think all families should sit together on a plane? What is the most you have ever paid for a flight? What is your favorite kinds of sweet pastries? Have you ever sported a mullet?

Feel free to answer these questions and discuss your answers in the comments below. Anyways onto Flakes...


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