My first Belgian beer in Belgium was a Blanche de Bruxelles. Sissy, I know. But it was hot, and I was exhausted and jetlagged, and I didn’t want a beer that’d nurse me to sleep too early.
Alas, that one beer became two — with the easy potential to become three or four — when my roommate and I were quickly recognized as Americans. Americans giggling over their first Belgian beers in Belgium. Another round was sent over, and we became obligated to sit with two much older men with…Continue
Posted on August 22, 2011 at 10:17am
In exactly two days, I’ll be in the air, on my way to Belgium.
I’ll be met at the airport by an ISA rep and taken to my new home, my new family, my new life. This life will take place in Schaerbeek, one of 19 municipalities in Brussels, with an apparently high immigrant population. Home will be a small townhouse, with a single mom, two daughters, a dog and at least one other American student. It is said to be warm and welcoming. It is said to be 30 minutes from the center of Brussels…Continue
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments
August 20, my departure date, is nearing. Soon enough I’ll be blogging about food and cafes and pubs and awkward limited conversations due to language barriers… and food and cafes and pubs.
I will studying in Brussels, Belgium, for one academic year. I will be blogging primarily on my website, www.janellebitker.com, but I'll attempt to repost the travel-centric blogs here too. This post in fact, with the exception of the current paragraph, is…Continue
Posted on July 15, 2011 at 8:25pm — 2 Comments