After 3 years of living in Belgium I would say, I still couldn’t figure out this place…
You can never make plans here.
A typical morning in Belgium is like this:
06h30 – wake up, check the weather forecast, no rain! YES LIFE IS GOOOOD!
06h45 – get dressed, since it is not rainy spend 5 more minutes making your selection because it will be a goood day!
07h00 – leave your apartment – drive to work. (omg! I am so excited, no rain today. Shall we go out for an aperativo in the evening?)
07h15 – run a marathon from the parking to the office because it is RAINING LIKE HELL!
07h20 – lock yourself into the toilet, try to dry your clothes while swearing.
07h30 – approach to your desk while swearing from inside to the shitty weather of Belgum.
07h31 – look outside of the window and become blind from the sun and what? No Rain?
So, what I have learned;
1. Do not get over excited about weather forecast.
2. Live in the moment.
3. Wear layers of clothes so you can adapt to all conditions.
4. Always but always, carry an umbrella.
What are your experiences in your own cities? I would love to hear about them! :)