|liège getting Christmasy|
|le Standard on a bus detour! (that is remember the football stadium for the team, Standard)|
|This is what Marché de noël looks like. Christmas market:|
Hot wine, trinkets, scarfs, and a patinoir!
|Right in Liège! I assume it's rather expensive though.|
|This car was in Liège one evening...|
|Getting read for our soirée, Pauline, Chloé and I|
|Turned out great! It was both mine and Chloé's first soirée|
|some dude is on the woofer|
|And if the other soirée wasn't good enough for you, there was this one in someone's apartment 30 metres away.|
about 2 am
|ANd this is why it's a bad idea to wear white shoes to a party where there are drinks.|
|And here we are, next morning in Brussels for the Dîner Exotique! Bright and early for an early train.|
|Dîner Exotique was a Rotex event where all the students prepared typical dishes from their countries.|
My group from the US made PB&Js! there were several american groups anyway.
|that's potatoes and lemon and some other yummies|
|It was her birthday!!|
|That's St. Nicolas and the guy in black and blue is the guy that brings coal and stuff to the bad kids.|
|Grande Place à Bruxelles by night at Christmastime|
|Typical Marché de Noël purchase: Hot wine. Wine with spices and boiling hot.|
Someone must have left this one out on accident. I bet it tasted good.
|Another Ferris wheel in Liège! At the Marché de Noël of course!|
|They also go into town to antagonize people doing their shopping.|
|And then it was Saturday, and it was beautiful, if cold, so I took Zizou for a walk.|
|This is Tinlot.|
|And indeed, there is a farm near my house with a field of lavender.|
|But I cheated and enhanced the color in the other one. This is what it actually looks like this far into the cold season.|
|Just kidding, THIS is Tinlot. The church is the church on Church street, where I live (Rue de l'Eglise).|
|This looked super artsy, and wintry.|
|This is what my wall looks like over my desk! The rooster is the Wallonian symbol on the flag.|
And he's holding a Belgian cultural item. That's right, bottled Sprite. The drawings went on my St. Nicolas coat.