Thursday, January 21, 2010

A new life, a new blog

Having moved from the U.S. (specifically, Los Angeles, California) to Belgium three weeks ago, with very little foreknowledge of the country or culture I'd soon be living in, I am constantly amazed at the cultural differences. Little things, like the fact that everyone drives stick, and big things, like the language border dividing the country.

Honestly, the only thing I knew about Belgium was that it produces good beer, good chocolate, and good fries. (Don't call them French fries!) I had to look on a map to find out exactly where it was! (Somewhere in Western Europe, near France, I thought.)

Well, it turns out there's more to the country than beer, chocolate and fries. Or waffles. It occurred to me that it might be fun to write about the things I'm learning, both for my own amusement and the amusement of my friends back home. (I still think of the U.S. as home--I'll let you know when that changes.)

So here's my new blog. This one is public so feel free to share it with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers... I already have a backlog of fun facts I want to write about, so I'll try to post often. Thanks for reading!


  1. Congrats on a successful move! I've only ever been to Bruges. Looking forward to reading more!

  2. I envy you your fries, trust me. The best fries I ever had were on the beach in Normandy. I am fairly sure they were cooked in pure beef fat.

  3. hi diana! not sure why my gmail says my middle name and my hula name... i'm so excited about your move! lorraine