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Matt Hyland

on 28 May 2013

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BelguimAirlines Welp, lets go Belgium has two sides, with its capital, Brussels Flanders Wallonia The people here speak Flemish, a language similar to Dutch. Flanders has influence from The Netherlands, which is why the language is close. The architecture and culture is also very closely related to their northern neighbor The Wallonian side, however, possesses French attributes and speaks French, the second official language of Belguim. The third official language is German, which is spoken in a small part in the eastern side of the country This is the Atomium The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn with interiors by architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has the reproductions of the most attractive monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented. Brussels Belgium's government is federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy The King, currently Albert II, is the head of state, though with limited prerogatives. He appoints ministers, including a Prime Minister, that have the confidence of the Chamber of Representatives to form the federal government. The Council of Ministers is composed of no more than fifteen members. With the possible exception of the Prime Minister, the Council of Ministers is composed of an equal number of Dutch-speaking members and French-speaking members. The judicial system is based on civil law and originates from the Napoleonic code. The Court of Cassation is the court of last resort, with the Court of Appeal one level below. Belgium gained its independace from the Netherlands in 1830 There is much creativity that sprouted in Belgium Etiquette is very important to Belgians Belgians socialize in their homes and restaurants, although the home is reserved for family or close friends.
Wait for your host or hostess to introduce you to the other guests.
Dress conservatively. Belgians take pride in their appearance and expect you to do the same.
Arrive on time. Punctuality demonstrates respect.
Wait for your host to tell you where to sit
Women take their seats before men.
Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.
Keep your wrists above the table when eating. such as There are many famous painters such as Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth century Flemish Baroque painter. He painted a lot of nude heavy weight women. Back then being heavy meant that you were rich and wealthy, which was attractive to men. Pieter Bruegel the Eldor (1525/30–1569)
Bruegel focused a lot on the common life of towns in Belgium, mostly during the Medieval ages. Because of that he earned his nickname "peasant Bruegel" And Many cartoonists came from Belgium, creating many famous iconic characters Herge's TinTin Peyo's Smurfs Doing this is appreciated as a sign of good manners Antwerp Gent Brugge My dad lived in this apartment when he met my mom I lived here when I was born I WAFFLES!!! FRIES!!!! BEER!!! F O O D BEL THE END GIU M Matt Hyland
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