January 20, 2006

Brimming Brussels

Filed under: — Natasha @ 11:55 am

I really like Brussels. Although I usually go down there for business, I try and stay longer just to walk around downtown. Brussels is only two and half hours away by train from Amsterdam and it’s enough of a change to feel like a mini-vacation. I speak French, but after years in the Netherlands, I also speak Dutch. Shopping in Brussels is what I call Belgian roulette. If I walk into a shop and look around slowly, people switch to Dutch. Then I answer back in French, but they hear my Québ&#233cois accent, not being able to place it. Then they switch back to Dutch. Then they hear my Dutch, which is very ‘Amsterdam’, with a slight English accent. Then I try and switch back to French, then I give up. For cool places to go, I recommend checking out Time Out.

(Photo: Rue des Bouchers/Beenhouwersstraat, a touristy restaurant street)

2 Responses to “Brimming Brussels”

  1. Branko Collin says:

    A couple of days ago, BoingBoing’s resident choc-a-holic wrote about Chocolate Russian Roulette, where of twelve chocolate bullets, eleven are filled with a heavenly cream, and the twelfth is filled with hot peppers.

  2. Natasha says:

    Fun stuff!

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