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Belgium was kind of a convenience trip at first.  To clarify, I went on this trip with 30 other UT students, none of whom I was previously acquainted with.  About a month before the trip and in an effort to make the best use of my 3 day weekends, I started looking for places to go.  I had London and Ireland set, so I just needed one more place for the last weekend and I wanted someplace a little exotic.  Belgium was simply the cheapest and I'd heard wonders about its chocolate.  So, there I was.  I sent a mass email to everyone in my program hoping someone would want to go with me, and I received two replies.  I was happy to have travel companions but a little worried about who they would be, considering that half the people on this trip were Greek letter-affiliates.
;) 

And so, to Belgium I was headed.  About two weeks before the trip, I was discussing accomodations with my pretty awesome travel companions, when we had two new companions join us on the trip.  So we were an eclectic group, but I was tres excited nonetheless.

Apparently, in all the excitement, I completely forgot to pack my camera.  =(  And so, I have no evidence I was there, except for my becoming a chocolate snob, a beer connoisseur, and a professional waffle-eater. =)

In all seriousness, I fell in love with Belgium.  Brussels was amazing, as we were learning about everything EU in class.  Antwerp was high-class and fun.  And Brugge, was beautiful- the Venice of Belgium.  Belgium had a charm I couldn't resist.

**Edit** I still don't have pictures from my own camera, but I did take some with one of my companion's.  So I've added a few. =)
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In Antwerp.
In Antwerp.
Antwerp Zoo!  We didnt go, but I …
Antwerp Zoo! We didn't go, but I…
Bruges!  The Venice of Belgium. =)
Bruges! The Venice of Belgium. =)
A beautiful, quaint little city.
A beautiful, quaint little city.
The best Belgian fries in all of B…
The best Belgian fries in all of …
Bruges main plaza.
Bruges main plaza.
Dresses made of chocolate- a girl…
Dresses made of chocolate- a girl…
I think this was the European Unio…
I think this was the European Uni…
Main plaza!
Main plaza!
Manneken Pis, who was much much sm…
Manneken Pis, who was much much s…
Artistic shot. =)
Artistic shot. =)
Mussels in Brussels!  (Delicious)
Mussels in Brussels! (Delicious)
Yeah, were fatties.  =)
Yeah, we're fatties. =)
Duvel!  The first time I really tr…
Duvel! The first time I really t…
The girls of the trip. =)
The girls of the trip. =)
2,927 km (1,819 miles) traveled
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photo by: Vlindeke