Merci Bruxelles
Aug10

Merci Bruxelles

Leaving Brussels was definitely bittersweet. The morning I left, I made sure to swing by my favorite café and get one more coffee for the road. I still had one more week left in Europe since I was meeting my mom and my niece in Paris, but it was still difficult to leave. It’s not as big of a city as Paris or London, and I think that’s one of the main reasons I liked it so much. Brussels had become to feel homey. I became accustomed to...

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Bonjour de Bruxelles!
Jul26

Bonjour de Bruxelles!

Although I’ve only been in Brussels for two weeks, I’ve already come to feel at home here. I’ve found my favorite café on the corner of Place du Jordan and have eaten enough frites to feed a small family for a month. So far we’ve toured the Magritte Museum, visited the main three institutions of the EU here in Brussels – Council of the EU, European Parliament, and the European Commission – and had a meeting with a public diplomat at...

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Brussels, Belgium – Pre-Departure
Jun27

Brussels, Belgium – Pre-Departure

I’m a list-maker. To-do lists, grocery lists, lists of what books I want to read, lists of what books I have yet to buy, and of course, packing lists have all come out of my dingy little notebook at one point (multiple points) or another. Preparing for my abroad experience in Belgium has been one ongoing list. For me, that’s included double and triple checking that I’ve signed all of the right forms, booking a flight that will get me...

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