Category Archive for: ‘Culture’

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We have internet!!!!

We arrived in Mali at like 1:30 AM, de-boarded the plane and then took a bus maybe 50 feet to the terminal; yes, 50 feet. Why could we not have walked the 50 feet instead of queuing for a bus?…no idea, that’s Africa.  This was an apt introduction to a concept that you just need to get used to in …

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Brussels is big

It appears that our Belgium trip is less about West to East, and more about small to large. We have traveled from Sleepy Bruges, to art filled Ghent, and now are in a surprisingly (surprising for me at least) large European city with underground transit – Brussels. Brussels may not be the pretty girl at the party, but there is …

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Belgian Food continues…

As you can read in Jess’ last post, Ghent in quite spectacular. There are buildings and things…and FOOD. Unfortunately, we apparently have no idea how to eat here! We have often gone in search of food based upon lots of research only to find the restaurant closed. This is an extremely frustrating time of year to be visiting. Restaurants are …

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Our time in Bruges has come to a close. We leave deeply impressed with the scape of this beautiful city, tired of the crowds of Brugenyland, hung over on amazing beer, full of frites and waffles. Some Bruge thoughts: 1) Food is expensive. Unless you are having a super cheap snack food, your out 15-20 euro for lunch and 20-30 …

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12 hours until go time…

As my first post regarding food and culture, I am happy to report I have spent the last few days overindulging in food and drink as is common in US culture. Next: Belgium!

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