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... far between. When I lived in Russia, people were supportive, and thus I can speak fairly well, even if it’s not grammatically correct all the time. My life in Belgium has at least helped me conquer my fear of speaking French, although my colleague’s rapid Grenoble-French still leaves me bewildered sometimes (the Belgians have a tendency to speak slower, even when they’re speaking to each other). Even my landlady remarked on the fact that ...
... display side-by-side Halloween cards (Halloween cards?!). It starts with “noise, noise, noise, noise!” and it ends with some fantastically strange combination of Jesus and Santa, the gifts of the Three Wise Men having been summarily replaced by Playstations, 40 inch plasma screen TVs and a crock pot. Then, when we’re tired out from the whole bloody affair, Boxing Day comes along. It’s turned from a day in which to give Christmas boxes to one in ...
... place, and they took a photo of my city map to get them there. After that little incident, I wandered around aimlessly for a bit more until I stumbled across the Belgian Centre for Comic Strips. Making a mental note to come back, I wandered a bit further for some frites at a hole-in-the-wall halal meat place, and watched a mini musical flashmob develop that ended when two people rolled a leather couch onto the street and handed out what seemed ...
... there, gleefully trot through museums, squeal with delight at street art treasures, wander in awe past magnificent neoclassical buildings, have so many different and interesting beers and chocolates and play pool and drink with the other backpackers in the hostel.
I am in love.
Brussels is my happy place, but I must leave it to visit what has been described to me as the fairy tale city of Bruges.
But I will return.
... I've felt horrible. My cold seems to have turned into a sinus infection. Because of this, I've been a terrible tourist and failed utterly to do much of anything. Here's what we've each seen of Brussels so far:
Neighborhood News Stand
Cell phone store
2 Small grocery stores
Large grocery store
Stationary store to buy ...