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brussels, belgium - anonymous' reflections after years there in their 20s

posted by anonymous on 10/22/13.

My experience with Brussels is a very personal one, from mere choice and not, for example, because of a job. And because Belgium doesn't have much of a reputation to compare to, like other big cities. And Belgium is a very unique country, economically, culturally, politically. While I've been here Belgium was without a government for over 500 days, mostly stemming from the bizarre cultural divide. The country is divided between the Flemish and Walloons. Their cultures, languages, and economics are so vastly different that nobody can reconcile differences. Imagine if the USA and Mexico were suddenly transformed into a single country with a single leader. Americans wouldn't want their tax money to go to people they have almost nothing in common with, and who aren't contributing nearly as much. I guess we can start to see a similar sentiment between Republican and Democrats, though I think that's less fundamental.

How much time have you spent in Belgium?

A little over 6 years.

How old were you when you came to Belgium? Where were you before?

I was living in Seattle, WA, USA. I was 27 when I moved here (34 as I write this).

What brought you to Belgium? What made you choose...

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