May 19, 2008

I am having an amazing time in Europe! My class has been amazing so far especially because we get to see everything we are learning about. For example, we learned about the Battle of Verdun on Wednesday, then actually got to go there to see the remains of the fortifications, the museum and the rows of crosses. Studying in Europe is a unique experience to say the least!

This past weekend a group of about 17 Holy Cross students went to Belgium. We started in Bruges which I absolutley fell in love with, it was so medieval and cute. We took a canal tour (in the rain) and spent a lot of time walking through the main square and exploring the side streets. I am happy to report I ate 2 waffles while I was there — true Belgian waffles! After Bruges we went to Brussels which was very different from the small towns we were used to. Brussels is a big city with interesting contrasts, there are gothic cathedrals with apartment complexes next door. We wandered around the main square then made our way to the outskirts of town to see the Palace of Justice and get a panoramic view of the city.

I have to apologize in advance, I don’t think I will be able to upload an photos for the trip because we don’t have access to laptps but the minute I get home I will post a TON of pictures!

I am VERY tired, but it is a good tired — it means I am enjoying Europe to the fullest!

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