We are now into the final week of our SCC assignment in Brussels and the team is madly typing away on our keyboards completing the presentation and final report. While our team has been heads down and focused on getting ready for our final presentation, I want to share with you some of the extracurricular highlights of our trip so far!
For those that are not familiar with the typical Belgium weather, it usually ranges from partly cloudy, to full on cloudy, to cloudy with a chance of showers – and the last 2 weeks were no exception! However, we were blessed this weekend with a beautiful day of sunshine on Sunday, and we took the opportunity to visit a local market in the municipality of Anderlecht and test out the local bike sharing program – Villo!
Belgians have a love of good food and fresh ingredients. Our team has shared many great meals together, trying many different cuisines highlighting the international nature of the community. Here is a sample of some of the more interesting meals we have had!
Belgium is of course famous for….. Waffles! Did you know that this signature snack was meant as an afternoon treat and not for breakfast? We saw many tourists loading them up with toppings such as whipped cream, strawberries, and chocolate. But as my fellow SCC colleagues, Paul Slayton and Mark Goldstein, can attest to… the best way to enjoy your Liege style waffle is…. Plain!!! That way you can experience the crunch of those tasty bits of sugar folded into the batter that create a gooey caramelized crust! YUMMM!!!
Other Belgian specialties …. beer & chocolate of course!
Until next time…tot ziens and à bientôt!