Ann

American Studies in Brussels

After a long absence, I find myself contributing my two (euro)cents to the Belgian educational system once again. It was almost literally two cents, because the entire program cost only about 500 euros, which is “peanuts” compared to the heaps of cash I had to dig out for my American Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago
Europe

Quiz Night in Duffel

Ann promised me, “This is Belgium at its most provincial Brian.” And she was right. Quiz night at the local bar/second home for Duffel’s finest. Ann had signed us up with Katja and Roeland to participate in the monthly quiz night. 30 teams of 4 people congregated in the back Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago
Europe

Gouda

Okay. So Gouda is actually pronounced with a soft ‘g’, like “how-da”. Bet you didn’t know that (unless you are Dutch. Or Belgian. Or unless you DID know it). Ann and I just got back from a (brief) day-trip to this city famous for it’s cheese and it’s stained-glass windows. Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago