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Well, obviously the start of a new adventure begins with saying goodbye to all familiarities. Bye bye mom, dad and Amadeo, my little/younger (erase what fits best) brother. Bye bye to my beloved friends with whom I luckily got to spend some quality time before leaving. Bye bye Belgium.
15.10 pm. Take-off. Destination: Edinburgh.
... not care about anyone in the place and where the worst help ever. We went outside and found our first 'Friterie' a hot food cart that sells delicious fries with ketchup and mayo. It was awesome. We also decided to start drinking and ordered some beer. It was the worst beer I have ever tasted. Maddie drank about a sip of hers and then gave it to me to finish.
That night we walked down to the city where streets turned off into smaller streets that ...
... shop next door, so I went in to look for a pencil sharpener better than the one I got from the Tower gift shop - I wanted a bronze or coppery one rather than the red one I had found). I didn't see anything different but I did get a London magnet with a city scene to add to my collection on the refrigerator. But I digress. The first two shops only had kookier magnets - rubber or plastic, not real picture, flourescent letters, etc. Luckily the third shop ...
... and all the eurocrats hate it when they first come, but just like the locals, they fall in love with it shortly after. Apparently, they like the fact that Mannekin Pis is incredibly underwhelming because it’s a testament a to how absurd and ridiculously small the country of Belgium is itself.
At one point, drunk Jewish guy asks me, “Where are you originally from?”
“Canada,” I replied.
... away, "the american way" started. With the zillion questions about every aspect of your life.
Apparently I was fit for the States as the lady let me continue to actually get my ticket (the security stuff was a pre-ticket-check)
And again the actual security check was a b*tch. It took me almost 45 minutes to reach the actual checkpoint. So from there it was just pacing around until we could board.
Unfortunately Sven wasn't so lucky. Massive train delays made ...