Belgium Moments: Slagroom and Battle Royale

In the last week, I have some memorable – what I have deemed – Belgium moments because only these things can happen in Belgium. The first moment is my favorite. Its been an amazingly nice week of weather. That’s right, in Belgium you get nice weather (20+) in March and September, but wet greyness in the other 10 months of the year. Anyways, this is not the particular moment I’m…

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“You’re from Canada! Don’t you speak French?”

Living in Belgium, where French is one of the national languages, I get this remark a lot: “you’re Canadian and you don’t speak French?” It’s quite shocking to every European I’ve come into contact with. In Belgium, there are three official languages: Flemish (60%), French (40%), and German (1%). Flemish is spoken mainly in Flanders (in northern Belgium -the pretty touristic part) and French in the Wallonia (the south). I’m…

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