After six years of marvelling, laughing and complaining about the country I live in, not to mention occasionally getting paid for writing about it, I thought it would be good to share the love.
Because Belgium is a good place. It is full of tolerance, and cultural openness, cutting edge fashion, nice foods and leafy green spaces. It is also, and principally, absolutely and completely fucking mad.
Things You Only Get in Belgium:
The Post Office telling you it has run out of stamps.
Eurocrats in Mexican wrestling masks.
Zwarte Piet/Père Fouettard wandering around the FNAC browsing CDs.
Welcome to Belgium. Whether you live here, or you’re planning a visit, welcome to a world of discombobulation.