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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Belgium: Ten Cool Things

1. At the start of our meetings, a woman in a tall gold headdress from Bali did an amazing welcome dance. This was my point of epiphany, where I got over all the crap and remembered the wonder in my life.

2. My Egyptian roomie's bathroom case has all sorts of bottles and tubes labeled in Arabic.

3. I'm on a polder. Polder is one of those words I stopped thinking about after Junior High geography.

4. My Bangladeshi friends assured me that our Fall is a good time to visit. No rains. And hopefully no general strikes (like earlier this year, when I had to cancel).

5. Euros feel like play money to me. It makes them easy to spend.

6. My handmade paper notebook is full of scribbles and names - Geoff, Vi, Kevin, Renice, Michael, Shahnewaz, Florence, Helen, Martin, Patrick, Surendra, Gerardo.

7. Someone gave me a newsletter that gives the following statistic (among others) - Number of women adapting the value of taking nutritious food in day to day life: 1,478.

8. Belgian chocolate.

9. Belgian beer. And cheese.

10. This town's attractions which include de Pier, a 350 meter "bridge" stretching out into the sea, a serpentarium, and a bowling alley named The Bowling Stones.

9 Comments:

Blogger jen said...

and here's Lucia, back up on her horse, regal, radiant.

ah. cheers to you.

12:43 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Sounds great! Looking for your next entry, too! Maybe it just seems boring until you meet the people? :)


Peace,

~Ch

2:06 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Also, I want to wish you a happy mother's day-- you mother the world with the work you do!

2:35 PM  
Blogger KC said...

You better eat a lot of Belgium chocolates for me. I'm all over regional delicacies.

Sounds exotic and fun.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Gordo The Geek said...

Lucia's back!

"The Bowling Stones" ... hahahahaha

6:21 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Oh yeah! You're having fun again.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Sounds like fun! I was in Denmark a week ago and managed to drop a quick visit to Sweden as well.
You are so right about Belgian beer and chocolate.
Wonder if you had a chance to have some of them lovely waffles?

8:51 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Yay! I am glad things are looking up. The Bowling Stones made me laugh - have a beer for me before you leave - I tend to like ambers and porters.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

Sounds great.

My parents went to Europe when I was in college and my brother was in the Army, and my mother's favorite country of all was Belgium. She marvelled at the food, and the people, and the lace. :)

4:25 PM  

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