taking a break in Belgium…

Brussels, Belgium
06.14.02

In 2002 I took the train from Amsterdam to Brussels for the day.  The World Cup was happening in Japan.  Belgium had just beat Russia 3-2, sending them on to the Round of 16.  They would be beat 2-0 by Brazil three days later, but on this particular day, there wasn’t an unhappy face in the city.  I don’t recall exactly what I did all day — what I saw or drank, or who I talked to, but I do remember it being a good day.  So, when I found out that I was going to have a forced two week vacation between jobs, I figured Belgium would be as good a place as any to go hang out for a bit.  This is why I will be offline for the next week or so.  I will be drinking beer and seeing the sights in Belgium!  And I really hope I meet this guy…