Monday, June 23, 2014

French Fries Are From Belgium

Did you know that? French fries aren't from France.
You know what else Belgium gave the world? Waffles. Beer. Chocolates.

And Nic. Our friend Nic.



Nic lived with my husband's family for a year our senior year of high school, and it had been eleven years since we had seen him. Nic lives in Brussels and we spent a couple of days with him, which was such a wonderful way to end our trip.


He ordered food for us, helped us navigate public transportation, cooked, drove us to Brugge, and basically played tour guide for his American friends.

Watching Justin eat raw meat, a norm in Europe. I'm still waiting for him to get Mad Cow Disease...


Yes, somewhere under all that Nutella is a waffle.
I truly enjoyed staying with a local and talking with him health and wellness, food, and cultural differences. Justin and Nic loved talking about the fun times they had together and were just so happy to see each other.











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10 comments:

  1. Stopppp this trip keeps getting better. Nic is clearly awesome. Raw meat??? Whaaaat I did not think that was ever something that heppened! Those photos are awesome. That ones at the water are the best

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  2. First - do you ever take a bad photo? Second - you got to have TWO cute traveling companions, lucky girl. Third - those are the biggest Nutella jars I've ever seen!!!!!!!!! Fourth - I laughed out loud at the mad cow disease comment lol! This country looks like my kind of country!

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  3. Wow looks like a beautiful place too! All the nutella - haha that cracked me up. Looks like you guys had an amazing trip and saw so much!

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  4. This post and your pictures bring back so many wonderful memories! I lived in Belgium for five years (1995 - 2000). Brussels was always one of my favorite places to travel to with friends on the weekend for shopping, movies, good food and fun! I am so glad you were able to visit!

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  5. Haha I don't think raw meat is something that SHOULD happen. :)

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  6. Haha yes I take a lot of bad photos...I just post the good ones! :) Oh yes, Europeans are crazy about their Nutella. big time!

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  7. Oh, so so good. It's funny that in Belgium, waffles are actually a dessert item. Only here in America did we turn them into a breakfast food. Haha!

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  8. Europeans are crazy for their Nutella!!

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  9. That's right! I remember you lived in Belgium! There was definitely a lot of great food there (maybe not the raw meat though...) I'm glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

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