Un été à Bruxelles: The edge of things

I need to finish writing a paper and two articles, but my heart is aching at the sheer thought of leaving Brussels so I’m word-dumping onto a blog post.

Things I will miss about Brussels/Belgium/Europe, in no particular order:

  • Frites
  • Neuhaus chocolates
  • Grand Place at any time of day or night
  • Zara/Mango/Pimkie
  • High-functioning public transit
  • Weekend trips to DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
  • My apartment
  • The wacky group of 15 humans who have snuggled their way into my heart forever
  • Celtica. Enough said.
  • Delirium (and its cute bartenders)
  • Work schedule (rather than university schedule)
  • Flower shops
  • Fruit and veg stands
  • European men
  • Australian framboise ice cream
  • DIVERSITY DIVERSITY DIVERSITY
  • Wearing the same six shirts for most of the summer and not feeling judged
  • Drinking beer to enjoy it, not (just) to get trashed
  • Paying for meals/coffee/clothes in all coins
  • Brussels nightlife
  • Megabeds + snuggling
  • Dürüm pitta from Snack Merode
  • The sheer number of man buns
  • Amazing women biking in heels and dresses
  • Free music festivals nearly every weekend
  • Sysmo concerts
  • Wine night + family dinners
  • Cappuccinos from Cremerie de la Vache
  • “Na naaaaaaa”
  • “TIS I”
  • “Wake up – it’s time to party!”
  • and the rest of the weird jargon our program has created

Consider this a primer to the “OH GOD OH GOD I MISS BRUSSELS SEND ME BACK” post I will write when I’m supposed to be moving out of my apartment on August 9th. 

Cheers, friends. Hope your summer is wonderful and you aren’t melting in the humidity like I am.

A large majority of our program snuggled together on Saturday, all with matching demon eyes.
A large majority of our program (and two special guests) snuggled together on Saturday, all with matching demon eyes.
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2 thoughts on “Un été à Bruxelles: The edge of things

  1. Hola Like Aslan, me alegro de que te haya gustado tanto Bruselas. Si visitas Barcelona encontrarás lo mismo que en Bruselas y mucho más, sobre todo si la visitas en verano. Podrás disfrutar de sus magníficas playas de su paisaje mediterráneo y de su sol y como no, de su gastronomía, una de las más apreciadas del mundo.

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