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... the old (1958 I think) World Expo site where they proudly show their centre piece the Atomium. We were somewhat unimpressed but I guess it was pretty impressive for the original time it was made. It still is quite an achievement, just that I think more could have been made of it inside. After the Atomium, we walked all over Europe. Really I mean it! All over (mini) Europe J. Want to do Europe on a budget? Short of time? Go to Mini Europe ...
... we hopped on the metro and headed over to the Parlementarium. Yes, I spelled that correctly. Attached to the offices of the European Union, it’s a free, interactive multimedia museum about the European Parliament and the formation of the European Union. As Ben says: "It was kinda weird. It was kinda like, 'EU, yeah!’, but in a subtle way because it’s the EU and they can’t get excited about anything. What was a little weird ...
How am I supposed to put foreign life into words?! Gah.
To start, in my first post I said I would be working with teens this summer. But because our site is so small, I've been mostly with the little kids. It's my first experience of being in charge completely - with the help of a couple of others, programming an entire summer camp, leading the kids, transitioning, dealing with behaviors, etc. I feel like a fish thrown to sea ...
... it was so small! We might have walked right past it if not for the crowd taking pictures. We wandered around the city center a bit more and began to make our way back to the train station so we could go check into the hotel. We quickly discovered one thing about Brussels: although small, you can very easily get turned around! We finally found our way back to Central Station, unlocked our bags, and hopped on the metro to our hotel...and once again ...
... and getting angry with us. I was scared haha people around were watching a bit. Finally got rid of him and luckily Sarah kept a tight hold of the money he was trying to grab out of her hands and wouldn't listen to anything he was trying to say to us. So gave up on that idea..
Today we didn't venture to many stages.. mostly main stage, garden stage and one with a big butterfly backdrop. Met some really cool guys from Spain. Hung out with them for ...