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Bruges

In order to get my visa, I had to get a checkup to make sure I wasn’t choc-full of diseases. When I told my doctor where I was going, he had only one thing to say to me: visit Bruges! And doctors can’t be wrong can they?!

The first canal we came to. It was […]

Brasserie de la Senne – A Brewery in Brussels

Last week the student volunteers at Université Saint Louis organized a trip to a local brewery for us exchange students. We met at the local metro station, rode the subway a few stops, walked for 10 minutes, and arrived at an old warehouse that was recently transformed into la Brasserie de la Senne.

Our tour […]

Belgian Food

Food One of the best things about being in Europe is getting a chance to eat some new, delicious foods. Every day I encounter something different and I almost always love it.

First, I live with Marco, who is from a small town near Rome. And boy can he cook. He always says that cooking […]

Mardi Gras, Belgium Style

Tuesday was Mardi Gras, so about 10 international students and I took the train to Binche, a small city near the French border, for Belgium’s most famous Carnivale celebrations. The Binche Carnivale is known for colorful costumes and the throwing of oranges. Binche train station The outside of the train station

We left school at […]

Belgium

So last semester I wrote a lot about trying to go to Belgium this semester. Well guess what? Endless paperwork, 3 trips to the embassy and 1 trip to to consulate later, I got my visa, and I am currently sitting in my apartment in Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, a highly Turkish neighborhood in Brussels, Belgium.

I’ve […]