First day in Brussels

Our first day in Brussels went with a lot of surprises, annoying, and fun.  Taruna and I was the first to arrive at Brussels at 7am, then Cal and Aaron arrived 2 hours later.  Burouj will come on Saturday morning, and hopefully Olamide can resolve the issue with the Visa fast, god know we need our master chef here.

All 4 of our team today could hardly sleep during our flight from USA to Belgium, we were technically zombie walking around, and just want to go home to take a nap right away.  Just when you think everything was ready, let just take our rented car at the airport and go home, the “let just” part didn’t happen.  You would think the queue of 4 people to take the rented car is nothing, it shouldn’t even compare to our line of 50 persons at the custom checking.  But nope, I don’t know what kind of salary they paid these people, but they took forever to even move 1 person.  It took 40 minutes before it was our turn, and it took another 40 minutes for Cal and Aaron to “chat” with this 20+ years old agent girl before we could finally get out.  The company next to us is none better, I felt bad for the 3 ladies standing on that booth as well.  The agency guy on that company didn’t even look up to talk to the ladies, he just “concentrate” intently on the computer screen for… may be an hour.  At least our girl talk to Cal, if Cal didn’t desperately try to get her phone number or give her his namecard, maybe we could have got it sooner.  At one point, Taruna and I even made a bet to see between our girl and the agency guy, who will finish renting out the car first.

Competitor

The other company

Our line

Our line

So expensive

Everything is so expensive here in Bruseels, oh, and no fountain water!  Viva America!

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Our sweet ride

The city of Brussels is quite nice, beautiful green trees along the high way, the road is much better than America.  Downtown Brussels are much more crowded and the road is narrower, it makes sense why most of the car here is small.

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When we got to our building, it stroked us with a hilarious surprise. The elevator is so small and literally made to hold 3 people maximum.  When Aaron, Cal, and I tried to get into it together, Aaron’s butt pressed on all the buttons.

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The apartment is a totally different experience, it’s spacious!  The living room is really nice, we could definitely throw a party with 20 people here.  The ladies get the master bedroom.  Cal and I share one, and for now Aaron is the lucky dude with the single room for himself, until Olamide comes!

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The bathroom, however, threw us another curve ball just like the elevator.  In our bedroom, we have the window with the shade on, but not in our bathroom, and the window in our bathroom is not high either, it is at the upper half body level, so outsiders could totally see us take the shower!  And outside our bathroom’s window is millions of other window opposite the street.   Our bathroom has the both the bathtub and the standing shower separately.  The standing shower is hidden behind the wall of the bathtub so since I refused to be videotaped taking shower and put on youtube, my only choice is the standing shower.  But the standing shower has no glass door!  So anyone taking the shower in there would spray up the entire bathroom floor, a fact that I learned too late.  Even the bathtub only has half of the glass covered!  What is wrong with this bathroom!  Nevertheless, after the mess that I made in the bathroom, Cal and Aaron decided to be brave and take a shower in the bathtub to show off their meat to all the ladies in Brussels.

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Lunch in the street.

To end our night, we had a dinner at a cozy place with each a Chimay bottle.

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