martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011

luxemburgo de luxe

luxembourg was more than what I had expected...tiny, fairy tale -like, clean and people were nice to me. the duchy has a complicated history so its very interesting if you ask the locals how it ended up being a real country and how they developed their economy without important natural resources. Although it was extremely cold and its super expensive, i had a good time. i stayed with yliana and carlos so we had time to catch up while drinking and trying the local food. i left with the feeling that luxembourg is not very real, people make shit loads of money and they live in this very organized village/country but it wouldnt hurt to spend some time there and work, just like my friends are doing. lux1

The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, 50.5 acres in extent, is situated in a beautiful wooded area. The cemetery was established on December 29, 1944 by the 609th Quartermaster Company of the U.S. Third Army while Allied Forces were stemming the enemy's desperate Ardennes Offensive, one of the critical battles of World War II. The city of Luxembourg served as headquarters for General George S. Patton's U.S. Third Army. General Patton and 5076 other soldiers are buried here. 

thank God I decided to wear this coat. It didnt seem like a good idea to take such a bulky coat to travel but it kept warm since it was cold and windy. I thrifted it the week before and I loved the fur collar

note the stars for the jewish soldiers

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the way the city is organized is very odd. it has been built around fortresses in a sort of semi circle shape. here you can see two levels...the stresst above and a park below

dog poop bags

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011

a night at the station

Tired of going to the oude markt in Leuven and sick of listening to same music all the time, I headed to Antwerp on my own to go to a 30s-40s-50s music party and dance a little bit. It was held at the Antwerpen Central Station in a tent they set up for the holidays season. I got off the train and followed the delightful music and entered into what looked like a circus tent from the outside. Inside it looked completely different and it was a really nice location with a nice crowd full of swing dancing enthusiasts and against all odds, I had fun by dancing all night, talking to strangers and practicing my dutch (im not so good at it but we managed to communicate). / Cansada de ir al oude markt en Lovaina y de escuchar la misma musca todo el tiempo, me dirigí a Amberes solita para ir a una fiesta de música de los años 30-40-50 y bailar un poco. La fiesta fue en la Estación Central de Amberes en una carpa que pusieron por las fiestas. Me baje del tren y seguí la musica y entre en lo que desde afuera lucia como una carpa de circo. Adentro lucia completamente diferente, una locación super agradable llena de entusiastas del swing y en contra de todas las probabilidades la pase super bien bailando toda la noche, hablando con extraños y practicando el poquito de holandés que se...no es mucho pero me logre comunicar.

It was nice to see belgians dancing and making an effort to pull off the retro look, most of them didnt but its still refreshing to see people trying.../ Fue muy agradable ver a los belgas bailando y haciendo un esfuerzo por verse retro...no muchos lo lograron pero es de todas maneras refrescante ver a la gente intentando...
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the nice wooden floors and the disco ball were part of the decor. train7 train6

funny thing: people kept asking if i was there to do a swing dancing show... i guess it was the hair do. train 4

one more shot of the cute djs train5 my old same dancing shoes

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 on the way back..all knackered but happy

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

E - I - E - I -O

my friend Giacomo lives in a farm in Leuven...yes in Leuven, but just in the outskirts of the city. he invited me and Giardi to check it out and spend the afternoon with him. the farm has a good vibe, its all artsy and everyone living there must help with some kind of work and Giacomo helps around as well. It was a sunny afternoon and there was some sort of tour going on and they planned activites for the kids, there was a bbq and they have their own bar which means you can just go there and chill..i cant not wait to go there again. Mi amigo Giacomo vive en una granja en Lovaina...si es dificil de creer pero es justo a las afueras de la ciudad. nos invito a mi y a Giardi a darle un vistazo y a pasar la tarde con el. La granja tiene una buena atmosfera y hay arte por todos lados y todos los que viven ahi deben ayudar dde alguna manera asi que Giacomo tambien ayuda. Fue una tarde soleada y habia una especie de tour y planearon actividades para los ninos, habia una parrillada y tienen su propio bar, lo que siginifica que puedes ir y pasarla la tarde tranquilamente alla...estoy loca por volver! P1080264 P1080263 P1080265 P1080266 P1080267 organic soda P1080272 me and Giardi P1080270 the kids play was performed in dutch...so no clue what it was about..animals maybe? P1080271 Giacomo and Giardi P1080269 P1080276 P1080275 P1080277 they grow their own vegetables!/ ellos cultivan sus propios vegetales! P1080281 the boys fooling around P1080274 P1080282 i loved the signs in different languages P1080283

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

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viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2011

random parties in Leuven

these are just some pics of different parties ive been to in Leuven... ive been very busy lately so i havent been able to update the blog as often as id like to but this is my attempt to start using the photos in my camera wend10

here im wearing an old dress that i love and a cropped cardigan made by my seamstress in Venezuela, Marlene. Whoever knows me, knows that shes always making things for me cause in Venezuela clothes are very expensive and there are not many options to choose from / erika, sophia and me. SOHPIAS BDAY PARTY


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salsa class at pangea wend6

el unico venezolano por estas tierras... wend7

my outfit was flapper inspired.. wend8

but florian took my scarf and wore it in a completely different way, after party at the seven oaks...
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nico playing beer pong wend4

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sven looking rad

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sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2011

kniffitti - making a statement with yarn

Some people call it knitted street art, Kniffitti, Graknitti or Graffiknit. Whatever, I think its just cute. I spotted this bit of gratuitous vandalism in Leuven recently / Algunos lo llaman arte tejido de calle, kniffitti (por tejido y graffitti), Graknitti o Graffiknit, Lo que sea, pero es lindo. Vi esta muestra de vandalismo hermoso aca en Leuven recientemente.

Do the youth of Belgium have nothing better to do with their time! What happened to kicking bins? Setting fire to letterboxes? Putting out cigarettes in precious pot plants? Common theft? well, thats almost unexistant here although students always steal street signs and puke on the streets after a very good party. anyways, i support kniffitti, I think it makes the world a beautiful place.../ Sera que la juventud de Belgica no tiene nada mejor que hacer con su tiempo? que paso con patear la basura? Prender fuego al correo? Apagar cigarrillos en los materos? Hampa comun? bueno, aca eso casi no existe aunque por ser una ciudad universitaria, los estudiantes siempre se andan robando las senales de transito y vomitan en las calles despues de una buena fiesta. De todas maneras, apoyo totalmente al kniffitti, creo que hace del mundo un lugar mas lindo...P1080183 P1080185 P1080171 P1080169

i tried to follow her but damn was she fast! i wanted to know who she was and who were behind the kniffitti / trate de seguirla paero si que es rapida! queria saber quien era y quienes estaban detras del kniffitti P1080176z P1080180z P1080191 a random stranger who wanted to have a pic with me / un extranio que quieria una foto conmigo! P1080182z and i ended up having a beer with him ans his friends, but only one, I know how to behave... / y termine tomandome una cerveza con el y sus amigos pero una sola, yo me se comportar. 1a mah ride
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