Fun around Brussels and meeting my host family
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MY FAMILY HAS INTERNET! I am quite excited about this since it means it will be quite easy to update my blog and keep in touch. I just have to get used to the new keyboard. If I were to type a sentence they way that my fingers are used to, it looks like this: I q, very excited to be in Belgiu,: I reqlly like ,y fq,ily qnd q, looking forzqrd to getting to knoz the,: That was: I am very excited to be in Belgium; I really like my family and am looking forward to getting to know them. So you can see that there are some real differences. Last night was great. I hung out with Rick and Gabe and we walked about 4 miles around central Brussels. Rick and I spent a large chunk of the day together and had a fantastic lunch on the Grand'Place (big central square-type place for those unfamiliar with Brussels).
Dr. B gave the entire group my cell phone number and I am heading out with a group tomorrow to keep ourselves occupied and to try and get a few small things taken care of.
Sorry about the rambling; but I am writing things as I think of them. Back to last night: Rick and I hit the grocery store and went back to my room to eat and watch tv and relax - remember, I didn't sleep on the plane, and we had already walked a good bit.
Today; the group met up and we all went to the location where we heard a little bit about Belgium and Belgian customs and then we were handed off to our host families. So far so good.
I should mention that it is rather expensive to call home using either cell phone. I am considering getting a phone card but I havent decided yet: So, as of right now, if you would like to talk to me, you can send a text message to my cell phone (use the American number you already know) or shoot me an email and I can email you my Belgian phone number. All of my incoming calls are free, so I can talk all I want if you are footing the bill. :)
I think that's enough for now. Updates will come tomorrow.