“Is this train going to Bruges or Brugge?” I asked, unclear why both were listed on the train’s schedule.  The man looked at me confused.  I eventually learned that they are, in fact, the same city.  Bruges is the spelling in French and Brugge is Flemish, the two most common languages in Belgium. Continue reading

Hello again, Europe

After taking my board exams, we were back on an Iceland Air flight and on our way back to Europe.  Thankfully, I no longer have to carry any of my review books or notes, making my backpack almost one-third lighter.  The moments that I’m able to cut down the weight of my pack are some of the simplest, yet most gratifying moments of our travel-year.

Brussels Main Square

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