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What I Learned After Being Verbally Assaulted in Brussels

Being a woman, especially one who travels, is rife with contradictions. Travelling as a female can be liberating. But it can also be terrifying at times. There are times when, solely because I’m a female, I get catcalled. Or stared at. Or called out for not smiling. Or for smiling too much. Or dressing too conservatively. Or not dressing conservatively enough. Or being too shy. Or not being shy enough. You get the picture. As women, we learn to not…

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Bruges from Above

One of the things I regret not doing earlier is writing more about my European tour. I got so caught up during my travels and after (with exams and such) that I did little more than a quick travelogue…

Brussels

If I could choose on word to describe the nature of our trip, it would be “wander”. Before leaving, I created a list of places I wanted to see in each city and would put them on my Google…

First Stop: Bruges

The first stop on our trip was Bruges (via the Brussels Eurostar). We had a lovely 4AM wakeup call for a 6:50AM train out of St. Pancras and were on our way! We couldnโ€™t start the trip off without…