The Belgian Years

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The Belgian Years
Dan and I are in Brussels, Belgium for the next 3 years in connection with his job at SKF. We have decided to keep in touch with friends and family and to record our experiences by way of an electronic journal.
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  • Boot Camp Survival Skills 13 years ago Dan and I were watching some sort of marine corps survival training course on TV the other day (hey, we are at the mercy of Belgacom, what can I say?), when it hit me -- my time in Belgium has been a two-year long boot camp on how to survive on public transportation!At the risk of pissing in the...
  • Here We Go Again 13 years ago This weekend we found an "invitation" in our mailbox. Looks like our presence is requested at our local police station. Maybe the staff had such a good time when we were down there 2 months ago that they just had to invite us back. We're fun that way.Dan is convinced that they just lost a form...
  • Them's Fighting Words 13 years ago On my way to the tram this morning (yes, I realize that this is entirely inconsistent with my swearing off of public transportation in yesterday's post, but, the reality is that my pro-bono job does not afford me the luxury of taking a cab to and from the office every day!), this rather large,...
  • I Shit You Not 13 years ago I. Hate. Public. Transportation. There, I said it. How very politically incorrect of me, especially in the non-green sort of way. This morning, I vowed to never again take the metro in Brussels. Or, at the very least, never sit in one of the seats again. I would like to take you all back to the...
  • Latest Lessons Learned 13 years ago Top 10 Things We Learned While Dan Was Hospitalized:10. Time spent in the hospital is a lot like dog years.9. The curtain dividing a shared hospital room does nothing to drown out the sounds coming from the patient in the other bed, be it snores or those sounds that naturally follow the... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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