A Lovely Friday in Brussels

A few people have told me that the weather here in Brussels is rainy and generally pretty dreary. There have been a couple days like that, but we’ve also had quite a few beautiful days. Today was perfectly clear with a high around 70˚F (21˚C). After class today, which consisted of a meeting with Willy Helin, the EU Ambassador to Belgium, a few of us decided to walk home instead of taking the Métro. On the way, we found the Ixelles Ponds, some nice little patches of water in the middle of Brussels. There were plenty of people there enjoying the nice day.

We also saw some weird birds at the ponds. Or maybe they weren’t weird. I just don’t know much about birds.
At some point we also stopped into a toy store. It was great to see some familiar board games in French. Apparently Clue is known as “Cluedo” everywhere except North America. Maybe that fact will come up in a French language trivia game.

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2 Responses to A Lovely Friday in Brussels

  1. Tommy In Kenya 2009 says:

    Your post entries are very eclectic – I admire the variety of information and commentary you include in them. This one was particularly amusing. People are always in a bad mood, so they often say things like “don’t go there, it’s dreary.” I could have lost out on several really fun vacations if I had listened to those downers. I remember before going to Hawaii once, when one neighbor of mine said, “Oh don’t go there, there are tribal wars and its always cloudy. Who are you?”
    Case and point: don’t always listen to the things people say. March to the beat of your own drums. Keep up the posts.

  2. Michaela Douglas says:

    Hi jim! I like your blog and the fact that you are a responsible blogger who actually posts pictures so we can travel vicariously through you (unlike becca, though I love her)

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