Sunday, December 27, 2009

AJJ EuroTrip '09: Warming Up

Now that I'm back in the desert building sand dunes, I will begin to recapitulate and befuddle about our wonderful trip. I don't know if you picked up on the clues, but I will start off with the letter that we sent our parents after sleeping homeless in the Brussels Train Station overnight...

From: AJJ

Date: Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 8:24 PM
Subject: AJJ EuroTrip Update
The Parents

Dear Parents,

First off, we wanted to let you know that we are alive and well!

As you probably know by now, our flight to Milan this morning was CANCELLED due to inclement weather. So, we write to you from Brussels, where we’ve ended up staying. Although we were offered seats on the flight tonight, after a long and thorough discussion, we decided that it would make sense to stay here in order to optimize our safety and time with each other.

Since there is a snow storm today and another predicted for Tuesday, we did not want to risk missing our return flights. In addition, had we decided to continue to Milan, we would have had a total of one and half days there, with nothing to do and nowhere to recoup today. Thus, we are happy with our decision.

We are currently staying at:

Hotel ETap - ROOM 009


Tel. (+32) 02 709 55 90

We hope to take one or two day trips in the area. But, most importantly, even if we are snowed-in for the next two days, this trip will still have been a success as we will have enjoyed quality time together.

Since we do not have internet in the hotel, we can only correspond when we find free Wi-Fi. Thus, please do not expect a quick response from us if you reply to this e-mail. But, you can rest assured, as usual, that if, god forbid, there is an emergency (don’t worry, this won’t happen), we will be in contact with you immediately.

That’s all for now as we try to stay warm, rested, and fed.

Hope you are enjoying the nor’easter (sorry we’re not home to shovel)!


Adi, Jason, and Josh

More to come...

Belgium Befuddlements

In Europe, or at least in the Flanders region, they do not believe in heating public facilities. They say, "heat the body, not the building." That's one thing the guide books don't tell you!

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