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Philosophical Monday: Off To Belgium, Baby or Does Kindle Offer The Lonely Planet?

Mons, Belgium

Mons, Belgium

By the time you read this, I will by hook or crook, be boarding a plane to Belgium. Free airline miles are the bomb, except when it comes to, you know, convenience, hence 6am departure.

And to make things even more inconvenient, I scheduled myself silly all the way up to Sunday night, only leaving me a precious few hours to pre-load Monday and Tuesday’s Fierce and Nerdy, pack, and buy stuff that I might or might not need for the trip. As I’m writing this post, I don’t even have a Lonely Planet Belgium, and I’m desperately hoping that I’ll be able to download one for there and Spain on my Kindle. (Oh Kindle, what ever did I do before I met wonderful you?) I’ve also managed to teach myself absolutely zero French or German, and I’m still not quite sure how I’m supposed to get to my hotel, which is in Mons, another city about a half hour or so out of Brussels. But I got my passport, so there you go.

Before I hastily hie away, I wanted to give you a breakdown of the next couple of days. Basically I won’t be here, so unless I can get wireless on my cellphone in between layovers, there’s a good chance that I won’t be able to respond to questions or comments, until I get set up in my Belgian hotel room.

But CH will be on the boards and basically running the site while I’m a way, so you’re in (perhaps more capable than my) hands.

Looking forward to a bunch of bitter blogs about how I can’t drink beer, eat cheese, or have (too much) chocolate in Belgium, which is of course best known for beer, cheese, and chocolate. But I do plan to do something ugly to a waffle or two. Should be an interesting trip.

On a sentimental note, I’ve gotten really used to being in constant contact with you guys, and having little conversations in the comments everyday, so I’m actually going to miss you quite a bit. But do, do, do talk amongst yourselves. And I’ll speak to you again in real time on Wednesday. Til then…

Love, love, love,



Photo Credit: Mark Lindner