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A typical day in the capital of Europe

By / January 25, 2013

Brussels, Belgium One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Brussels and Belgium while we were living in France in 2008 was all of the European Union (EU) government buildings and offices.  Yeah… I know I was a weird kid who was interested in international/intergovernmental politics, and many would say this has only gotten […]



By / January 24, 2013

    Atomium – Brussels, Belgium This odd looking structure (the strangest in Europe in fact) represents an iron crystal molecule and is the tallest structure in Belgium, offering great view of the city from the various observation levels.  It was built for the 1958 World’s Fair and now contains galleries and observation rooms within […]


Where have we REALLY been?

By / January 17, 2013

In the process of picking what country I was going to write about for my first post I got to thinking, how many countries have I travelled to…  I named off 15 that I could pick from; the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Mexico, Belize, […]


Lone Giant

By / January 13, 2013

So here is my first picture post… these will  come more often than my weekly country posts and will feature a picture I’ve taken in the last few years (usually).  This one was taking north of Whanganui on the North Island of New Zealand on August 20th, 2011.  Here is a larger version of this picture.