04 September 2006

culture shock

In Monrovia, there are handwritten signs everywhere that say things like, "Don't peepee here!" or "Only dogs peepee here."

So it is a bit shocking to be in Brussels and walk into a store, look at the wall marked, "Souvenirs" and see a red t-shirt that depicts a cartoon character man peeing, with the word Belgium underneath it. THIS is Belgium?

I'm not sure I like this place. It's too shiny and they apparently pee all over. And hot chocolate with a waffle-thing that is too sweet to eat cost $8. Oh, and they give you your change in euros, which means that I will be arriving in the US with 9 euros and about 150 Liberian dollars. And not one US dollar.

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