Tag Archives: French

21 Things I Miss About Brussels, Belgium

Now that I’ve moved back to my home country in Canada, there are several things I miss about living in Brussels. I came up with a list of 21 things. I stopped because I probably could have kept going for … Continue reading

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European Cafe vs. Canadian Coffee

I am no expert on coffee, although I love it and drink quite a lot of it. Coming from Canada to Belgium, I knew that the coffee would be stronger, but I didn’t know just how much stronger. My intention … Continue reading

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Belgium Moments: Slagroom and Battle Royale

In the last week, I have some memorable – what I have deemed – Belgium moments because only these things can happen in Belgium. The first moment is my favorite. Its been an amazingly nice week of weather. That’s right, … Continue reading

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I like a French song!

I can’t believe it myself. Maybe I am starting to adapt to the frenchiness of Brussels…In addition to starting to take French class again, I found myself singing or I should say humming to myself a French song. Humming because … Continue reading

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Self Revelation: One year gone

I realized today, because I said it out loud at French class. Yes, I’m taking french class again. sigh. I have lived in Brussels for over a year. One year and two months to be more precise. It sounds like … Continue reading

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A Canadian learning French in Belgium

I started French classes. Yeah, I finally caved. After years of vowing to never take French, I have been coerced by the question “You’re Canadian! Don’t you speak French?” and the loneliness of verbal isolation to start learning. I must … Continue reading

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“You’re from Canada! Don’t you speak French?”

Living in Belgium, where French is one of the national languages, I get this remark a lot: “you’re Canadian and you don’t speak French?” It’s quite shocking to every European I’ve come into contact with. In Belgium, there are three … Continue reading

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