In February i turned 21. my best-friend and i took a trip to brussels so i could remember this birthday forever and ever and ever. of course i am writing (very) retrospectively because i have only just completed my academic journey and now have a lot of free time to get down to the stuff i enjoy focussing my energy into. in the long break that i have had from updating my blog, i have found a new way of writing that i really enjoy. it isn’t poetry, but i think it is poetic. i’ve started playing with this form on my instagram and have linked that in when relevant.
Restaurant details – Name: San Giocomo
Location: Chaussée de Wavre, 68 Steeneeg naar Waver, 1050 Bruxelles lxelles
ultimately, it was a beautiful trip and although it’s hard to pack an entire city into a weekend, brussels has a certain character about it; it reassures you that you can do it, then doesn’t make you feel bad when you realise you that you truly can’t. honestly, i recommend the city, i felt safe and i felt welcomed. belgians have the warmest hearts so that when i thought i had reason to kick-start radical defensive mode i was actually invited to have open discussions about belgium’s problematic colonial history and when i assumed my skin would offend (because europe) i was treated well, experiencing people going out of their way to accommodate me. we had the best time. nothing but good things to say about brussels and nothing but excitement for the next adventure – portugal 2017 !!