Monday, July 23, 2012

June 20, 2012

Today is my last and busiest day for this study abroad, Rotterdam Harbor Tour, Euromast TV Tower and Delfshaven and boat tour in Amsterdam! The Spido trips let us get a unique view of the harbors shipyards, docks and the hyper modern transshipping of thousands of containers.  
At night, Stephanie and Yang accompanied with me to take the boat tour. I have to say that the most precious experience for this study abroad is the relationship with those girls. This is my first time to live with some American girls, which is good for me know the real Americans life and I believe we will keep in touch with each other.

June 13, 2012

Today is awesome!
We went to the chocolate factory, at there we knew some knowledge about the chocolate history and the process how to make chocolate. The owner also gave everyone a cup of hot chocolate for free, which taste so good. After visiting the chocolate factory, we went to the Hop on Hop off tour that is a good city sightseeing resource. Unfortunately, we only had Hop on and no Hop off due to the limited time. 
At night, we went to the Chez LEON Restaurant for the typical Belgian mussels and fries, also for the Léon beer, a home-made pale and tasty beer. The fries do not match up to my expectations, but the beer is pretty good, smooth and powerful at the same time. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June 12, 2012

Today the entire group went to the European Parliament; at there, Kristen Jongberg gave us a brief introduction about European Parliament. It's good to know something is new. After the EU trip, I’m starving and need some real food, not the sandwich or bread, so before left we search a Korean restaurant. We met a mean owner and we really don't like her, it's rainy on the outside and she still rejects the customers, even though we have Korean. She really needs to take a marketing class to learn how to operate her restaurant and treat customers. Fortunately, we found a Vietnam restaurant to taste some Thai food, the owner is nice and he also accepted my interview.

June 11, 2012

Today, we went to the US Embassy in Belgium. Lauris Farris gave us a short lecture about the functions and tasks about US Embassy in Belgium. Besides that, she also gave us a case about one Brazilian company tried to enter European market, but its product doesn't qualify the EU Regulation and how the company deal with the problem, which is very useful for business students. She also talked about the ambassador's life that is very interesting.
At night, there is a small concert in the hostel and we get the free pasta & drink. Before the concert start, we played a game (I don’t know how to say the name), nobody is good at it except for Adam, but later on I had good points. Excited! Everybody enjoyed the concert.