Posts Tagged ‘Gent’

Christmas comes early here, a cultural lesson

I’m back in Minnesota for the holidays, and like most people, I was out running last-minute errands yesterday.  While at the cash register at The Container Store (so American – love it!), the man in line behind me complimented me on my earrings (see below).  I said, “thanks, they’re my Christmas earrings.”  Then I added,…

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vintage postcard joy

It’s Bastille Day here in France (the French equivalent of the USA’s July 4th Independence Day), and I’m at the office.  Hmmm.  Well, I’ve never been one for huge crowds and parades, anyway.  Don’t worry, though – I’ll catch the fireworks over the Tour Eiffel later tonight. Instead, I’ve been unpacking the trinkets I got…

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Street Art: Belgium

Mon amour et moi spent this past weekend in Belgium.  We adore Belgium.  Although also part of the Euro Zone, it’s blessedly cheaper than France.  And it doesn’t hurt that locals are friendlier (sorry, but it’s true..).  We also appreciate the traditional Dutch architecture.  One thing I noticed, though, was how much of an outdoor…

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