Not sure what to do today to address 9/11. It came up once at lunch today, but I didn’t really understand, and nobody was upset over it, one way or another. So, as a good American, I’ll look somber if it comes up, but otherwise not be worried.
In other news, my favorite food here is Kwatta: sortof knockoff Nutella without the healthy nut aspect. Chocolate icing for everyday life! I eat it every time I walk through the kitchen. Just spread it over a bit of toast! Fantastic.
|Flémalle, right outside of Liège (facing Liege. Brux is the other direction) it got to be 30 degrees C that day.|
Brussels was great! It was really hot all day and we never actually found the Comic Book Museum, but we went to a cathedral! And we walked around the centre a little bit, in and out of the train station over and over again, and 2 of our group still managed to miss their train. But it was quite a fun day.
|some sight-seeing in Bruxelles|
|les Galleries Royales de St Hubert had lots of fancy chocolateries and even 2 haberdasheries!|
|Cathedrale des Saintes Michel et Gudula, Bruxelles|
Quite a fun weekend, indeed.
School on Friday was tough, but I had 2 English classes, which are fun. Not because I understand everything, but because it’s a nice teacher and all that. I don’t understand most of my classes, but at least I did make some real friends that I now eat lunch with and we exchanged facebooks and skypes!
Friday night I went to Liege to see “Beginners,” v.o. The movie was fine, but whilst in Liege, someone from school recognized me and called out my name! I have NO idea who it was! But it was cool to recognized by a Belge.
This post's batch of Guillemins pictures:
After-wards I spent the night with an oldie friend of mine who lives nearer to a train station (in Flemalle) than I in order so that the next morning would be easier to catch the train for Bruxelles. Next night, I stayed with him again because my host parents didn’t have access to a car to get me until this morning. Fortunately his host parents are very nice and like him, and me, pretty well. Good weekend!
Oh I also bought a flatbill cap this weekend in Brussels, which is very American, but I’ve been wanting one for a very long time now, and I told myself before I got to Belgium that if I saw something I liked, I would go ahead and buy it because if I don’t, then I won’t ever buy anything, leaving me with no souvenirs, memories, or empty wallets.