I have been periodically checking out random events around town. Hey, it's not like I have forever to get around to enjoying the Belgian culture! Who knows when ( or if - i suppose) the fun will end and i must go back to Bushville.
Recently, I visited Jan - owner of fietsen goeman (bike shop in Everberg, 10km away from me) during his town's yearly rommelmarkt (their version of flea market) where the crappiest of crap is nicely laid out on those flimsy white metal tables or on pseudo-carpets in hopes that somone will come along who regards their stuff as treasures. Of course I arrived fully prepared with euros in hand!
Jan's booth items were, by far, the highest quality. He sold only top brand bike stuff - most new.
Even though i went home with the same amount of euros, I did leave with lots of great memories, a nice buzz from a glass of sangria, and a Hoegarden Bier backpack which was given to me by Jan's dad who won it in a raffle.
Of all the spectacles, the most entertaining had to be the pole dancer that performed in front of the local bar in the middle of the event! I especially enjoyed watching this pole dancer try to teach the locals how to make some moves on the pole! A few people tried to get me up there...
On another note, I sincerely apologize for not having any updates in quite some time!! I should be back to a normal schedule of blogging now!! Thanks for your continued reading and support!! I really appreciated all the emails and posts of concern!!!