Circles

February 13, 2010 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

The Belgians here in Louvain-la-neuve party a bit differently than other people. On Thursday I successfully went to my first circle; success meaning I didn’t drink too much, but I drank enough to have fun and to still remember the night! Circles (or cercles in French), are hosted by different organizations. Every academic discipline and regional area seems to have their own. Held in empty rooms except a bar and the sound system, circles are not for profit, so the beer is cheap and in large supply, so a bit of an alcohol abuse can tend to happen. They’re dirty, as you will get beer split all over you, and potentially vomit. Sounds amazing, right? The exchange students tend to frequent La Casa, the circle that most resembles an underground night club. It’s definitely something you have to be prepared to attend, but as I spend more time here, and go to more circles, it’s a strange tradition that I’m growing to like. Although granted, I haven’t experienced getting thrown up on yet.

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I'm a 21-year-old student originally from Canada, but currently on an adventure in Belgium for the semester. This blog will follow me, my musings, and whatever shenanigans I get up to while I travel around Europe and occassionally attend classes.

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