Category: Belgium

  • Unfunny


    This is not going to be a jolly sort of post.  I’m also going to include a trigger warning. It’s freaking 2am again, and I can’t stop thinking about an email I received two days ago.  I’ve been tossing and turning, needing to write about it, so figured I’d give up on sleep until it was…

  • Colombiana Blanca

    Colombiana Blanca

    I received one of the greatest compliments of my life the other week.  It was, naturally, at the hands (voicebox?) of a Colombian. I’ve said before how much I love Colombians [eg here and here; Colombia blog posts].  I admire them for so many reasons: their friendliness, their hospitality, their passion, their overwhelming loveliness.  I feel like,…

  • Week of Colours

    Week of Colours

    It’s been a while—I’ve been extremely busy writing papers and having fun.  It’s a hard life, right?  Seriously though, working on my papers has been fascinating (though sitting on my ass in front of a screen all day every day is not what I am built for), and I’ve been having a lot of adventures while doing…

  • Moscow Eve

    Moscow Eve

    Tomorrow morning I fly back to Russia, nearly two years to the day since I left.  I’m going for 5.5 weeks, and it should be…interesting.  Naturally I haven’t started to pack yet, but my room is getting extremely clean, so that’s good! I have very, very mixed feelings about going back.  I guess the only…

  • Integration


    The other night I was waiting for the bus home from Russian class.  There were two others waiting with me, both brought up in Belgium, and one was going on an anti-immigrant rant.  I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the ‘migrant crisis’ that is currently underway, so I won’t go into too much detail.  Suffice…