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18 June 2003 @ 12:32 pm
Foreign Soil  
Landed in Brussels this morning at 7 am.

Those little carts you can rent at airports in the US for $3 - $5 so you don't have to try to lug your huge piles of bags around? Are free here in Europe. Helpfulness and assistance - what a concept...

Customs was a breeze. Literally - they just looked at our little group and waved us through. Rented vans and we were off.

Got lost going to flat from the airport but we eventually made it to J**'s flat. Decided we were hungry, went and had raw meat (carpaccio - mmmm, protein...) for brunch, and then wandered around for a bit. I have already taken some interesting architectural photos.

It is, however, time for a nap, as I am still exhausted from the last few days in DC and now the whole flying-backward-in-time-for-7-hours thing. *yawn*
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 18th, 2003 06:51 am (UTC)
raw meat, on your first day in europe? i severely underestimated your bravery.
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on June 18th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
(Homer simpson voice)

Mmmm.... Prions!

-the redhead-theredhead on June 18th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)

I know *far* more about prions and CJD and mad cow disease and the lot than most people - remember where I work. And for this particular strain of nastiness it doesn't matter if the meat is raw or not - cooking does not kill prions.

In fact, we sell special disposable cranial instrument sets for use with suspected CJD cases because normal sterilization techniques do not kill prions either.

-the redhead-