07-07-2014 From Brussels

Dear Joseph and Lucia,

It’s been a very busy past few days. It has taken several days to get used to the new time zone in Belgium.  There’s a 7 hour difference so as I’m writing this at 1pm in the afternoon, it’s only 6am where you are. 

After resting the first day on Friday, we made our way downtown to the Grand Place.  We had real Belgium Waffles.  We also saw the Manniken Piss.  It’s a famous landmark here.  I remember seeing it when I was young and giggling that they made a statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain. 

The day we toured downtown, the Belgium national football team was scheduled to play Argentina in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup.  There were tons of people dressed in costumes and blowing really loud horns running around town.

There were so many things I saw.  Once I get back home and have the time, I’ll try to post all of them.

Everything here is much smaller.  The elevator in the building here is only 1 meter by 2 meters.  There’s just enough room for three people if they stand real close.  The kitchens are tiny and the bathrooms are even smaller.

I really hope I can bring you here one day. It is such a great experience.  Below are some of the pictures I’ve taken so far.

Love,
Dad

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