I have had so many wtf? moments in the past few days it is crazy. This city is both incredibly strange and amazing: they have 7 different governments, three national languages, are famous for a statue of a peeing boy (which they dress in costumes), and its usually cheaper to buy a beer than it is to get still water. However, their chocolate really is that good I have yet to understand this crazy place, but so far I love it here.
Yesterday, our study abroad group met up at the hotel we will be at for the next few days - its only been a day and I already love these people. A bunch of us went out to an irish pub for some group bonding last night, and honestly I have never been surrounded by such fascinating people who have traveled the world and tell the most amazing stories. The ladies in our group also had the fortune of being able to dance with a 60 year old drunk irishman who kept screaming "I like to wiggle!!" Definitely the highlight of my night, I am laughing just thinking about him...
Today we had orientation at the Universite libre de Bruxelles, where our classes will be held for the next month. Our EU studies building is a beautful spanish style building that happens to sit next to the Danish permanent residence and the japanese embassy... not too shabby of a neighborhood. We ate lunch at the University cafeteria and I was able to try out some of my french. I was shaky, but it wasnt bad, and the lady understood what I was asking It was a good moment.
Tomorrow our adventures begin with a trip to both the EU Commission and the US Mission to the EU - not going to lie I am super excited. This is going to be an amazing opportunity. Also, im excited to see all of our group all dressed up in professional attire.. im sure there will be a lot of pictures taken.