Saturday, July 29, 2006

el vergel

I went wandering yesterday in Brussels and was introduced to el vergel ... the traditional latin american and mediterranean restaurant on Rue du Trone.

The company was superb - 4 women, 3 nationalities; interesting women and good conversation, with much laughter as stories were told.

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly which is something I've learned not to take forgranted in the way that I did back in those days of living in friendly old Istanbul.

Afterwards, Shannon and I hunted down and caught a bus out to Everberg ... much Belgian complication and things I won't write of until I feel human again.

Some things are hilarious only when presented in a particular light and driving through Brussels after 2am on the way home isn't conducive to finding the angle to create laughter as I reconstruct that tale for you.

Meanwhile, meet Shannon and Gabe's newest addition to the family ...

6 comments:

Daily Dog said...

What an adorable kitten.

woman wandering said...

It is isn't it, although rumour has that Lola is a small part-time demon.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to hear that you got lost after dropping us off...: [

woman wandering said...

Lol, dear anon ... Gert studied in Brussels for 4 years, we were fine ... :)

I want to write up the bus station from hell but I'm not quite there yet. Gert brought home some Australian Merlot with the groceries, let's see how that goes ;)

chiefbiscuit said...

That cat is hilarious!!! Looking forward to the story when you feel up to telling it.

woman wandering said...

It's only that I need to find the laughy mood, chiefbiscuit :) Probably today.