My lotion, bagged in a see-through and resealable bag, just like the security people like. Yes, I REALLY do carry lotion with me and I REALLY am a girly-man.
So I have been asked by a few people - why Belgium? First, it's convenient and cheap to get there from London. But most importantly, it's the home of many of my heroes.
What famous Belgians could possibly be my heroes, you ask? Maybe Bruegel, the painter? Liz Claiborne, the fashion designer? Perhaps Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin-Hardenne, both top-ranked women's tennis players? Audrey Hepburn, actor and special ambassador to UNICEF? Gerardus Mercator, creator of the Mercator map projection? Or the ultimate humanitarian, Father Damien, missionary on the leper island of Molokai, Hawaii?
While all these people are heroes in their own rights, I like to think my personal Belgian heroes have had more of an impact on human history.
Sometimes a guy just needs to spoon ... April 21st 2007 Geo: 50.8446, -113.878Ahhh ... traveling again ... it feels nice but it's funny because I really haven't been very excited about this trip. I think I've been spoiled the past few years - anything less than a month feels like a short weekend getaway! Though I hadn't even left yet I was already imagining returning home - I saw the ending before it even began, if that makes sense! ... read more
North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the sou... ... read more