|Manneken Pis, a famous Brussels landmark|
I don’t know if I have ever been so well looked after. I returned from Belgium last night. I spent time with my host family from Belgium. It was wonderful. I got to meet my host sibling’s children (who unfortunately for me and fortunately for them speak better French than I do). I had the best time and I miss them already.
They sent me back with tons of wonderful presents. As they are Belgians, most of it was food (and warm clothes). I came back with:
- Tins of fish from Brittany
- Giant packs of the best kind of Belgian Waffles (Gauffres de Liege) covered in chocolate
- Pralines from Leonidas
- Pralines from Corne
- A pot of Nutella (This was, unfortunately a casualty of airport security. They said it was a liquid. I think they wanted it for themselves.)
- Belgian chocolate (Yes, this is different from Nutella, pralines and chocolate covered waffles.)
- Warm, clothes that will make me look très Eurpoeanne (or at least less obviously American)
- Super cool paper placemats that teach you French (a painless way for him to learn some French)
I think they were afraid that I would go hungry in Switzerland. I ate so well in Belgium (posts to follow) that I feel a bit guilty that he wasn’t there to taste all the goodies. He was able to have yummy waffles for breakfast and will, undoubtedly, have pralines tonight. Thanks for everything.
do you still in Brussels? I would be glad to see you again
I can't believe they took the Nutella. So cruel!
Sounds like you had an amazing time in Belgium! I would like to sink my teeth into those waffles! And yeah, cruel that they took your nutella.. me thinks they want it for themselves too!