Category Archive: Frontier Market Scouts

Welcome Back, Exit through the Gift Shop

Welcome Back, Exit through the Gift Shop

Back-dating this to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, even though it’s June 6th 2020 by the time I’m posting it Going back the way we came ends up being unsurprisingly uncomplicated. We have a short flight to Copenhagen and an eight-hour flight back to Boston. W…

 

Bell bottoms, beer, and Barbara

Bell bottoms, beer, and Barbara

Back-dating this to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, even though it’s June 6th 2020 by the time I’m posting it Our last day in Brussels, we check one of our various to-do lists to see what remains. ‘Go to that brewery that Ryan recommended’ and ‘Buy gifts’ are …

 

‘Dance like nobody’s watching’

‘Dance like nobody’s watching’

Back-dating this to Saturday, June 1st, 2019, even though it’s June 6th 2020 by the time I’m posting it We aren’t sure what we’re doing today, other than leaving the house later than Matthias would like on account of my dilly-dallying. After a good day…

 

A Day with Grand-père Albert

A Day with Grand-père Albert

Back-dating this to Friday, May 31st, 2019, even though it’s June 6th 2020 by the time I’m posting it Thursday we wake up groggily to our alarms going off earlier than we prefer. My phone, essentially unused as I haven’t bothered to get a Belgian SIM s…

 

No French New York City, but We Finally Found Black People

No French New York City, but We Finally Found Black People

Wednesday ends up a series of happy accidents.  We awake not later than normal and walk to the square to get fries to go, as a snack to eat on our way to a more proper breakfast. I want a green smoothie and a salad or something (or rather my…

 

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

We wake up early to buckets of rain pouring onto the skylight. In Belgium there is a saying: sa drache; it’s bucketing. We manage to leave the house at a more reasonable hour, and poke our heads into yet more police activity in the little square where …

 

Not a Great Day for Democracy

Not a Great Day for Democracy

Belgium has the oldest compulsory voting system in the world, and goes to great lengths to enforce it. Matthias received a ballot and voting instructions all the way in the States for the election that was held here on Sunday (we voted last week, and i…

 

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Beinvenue à la maison doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Another one of those untranslatable things. There’s a massive canvas of the Brooklyn Bridge in our Brussels apartment. There are Burton and all manner of other snowboard/skateboard/surfing w…

 

Casablanca travel post, the end

Casablanca travel post, the end

Back-dating this to Saturday, October 21st, 2017, even though it’s June 6th, 2020 by the time I’m posting it So, full disclosure, I’m writing this post from 35K feet, more than two full years after it happened. I’m on my way to Asia for the…

 

All Aboard the Night Train…to Marrakesh

All Aboard the Night Train…to Marrakesh

Back-dating this to Saturday, October 21st, 2017, at the time of the train ride mentioned, even though it’s June 6th 2020, by the time I’m posting it Our journeys to and within Marrakesh are exceptionally sound. I should here take a brief m…

 
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