M: Thursday the 23rd of March 2006 (yesterday) was the end of a week of sunshine in Brussels. Why is this so significant that I must post it on our blog? Because a full week of sun in Belgium is something to celebrate, as it is not a regular occurance. I celebrated the day after an intensive greek tutorial class by joining up with Catherine, Erica and Cally (who was visiting from Colorado) at "l'Ultime Atome" in St. Boniface. Stuffed bellies and a litre of wine later, Erica went back to her internship at the U.S. Embassy and the three remaining girls toured Brussels. The itinerary included the Palais de justice (pictured here), Le Sablon (with a visit to Marcolini chocolates and their competition, Wittamer), Place Royale, the Beer Temple near the Grand Place (for some 12% Westvleteren), and the Bourse. The tour ended at sunset by winding down with a drink in St. Gery followed by delicious frites with samurai sauce (spicy mayonnaise)!