My Last Day

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Tomorrow I say goodbye to Belgium. 27 days, many cities, three countries, a few projects, and countless good beers after I arrived, I am getting on a train to the airport and flying home. I have learned a lot in the last four weeks. AB InBev is the largest company I have ever worked within… Read more »

My Last Weekend in Belgium

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This was my last weekend in Belgium. In 6 days, I fly home to see my family, visit Raleigh, and finally head back to CA for school. This weekend, Bryce came into town, and we went to explore Brussels and Ghent. In neither place did I take enough pictures. Brussels Brussels is a really nice… Read more »

I Slept on a Train Platform Last Night

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Last night, I slept in a train station. By station, I mean platform in the middle of small-town Belgium. I will start from the beginning. One of my coworkers, Manuel, invited me to come to Brussels, where he lives, for drinks. In Luxembourgplein, right in front of EU parliament, there is a big happy hour… Read more »

De Kroon

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Last week, a coworker of mine told me about a small craft brewery run by a former professor of brewing science at KU Leuven (the university here) and his kids. He said the brewery had a great patio that he and his friends would visit after mountain biking. The only problem is that the brewery… Read more »

Halfway through my beer internship

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So today was my halfway+1 day mark. I’ve spent a full fortnight here. I still don’t speak Flemish. I have only begun to scratch the surface of Belgian beers. I have not had a Belgian waffle or Belgian chocolate yet. I have excuses, though. Flemish is a lost cause — I can barely pronounce their… Read more »

My Return to Cambridge

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In 2007 and 2008, I had the opportunity to spend a year in Cambridge earning my MPhil in Materials. I loved my time there. I made great friends, learned a lot, and came to love a place in a very short time. This weekend, I had a chance to come back for a whirlwind 24… Read more »

A Mostly Beer Post

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I am in one of the best beer countries in the world; I am working at a beer company; I must have the occasional post about beer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Trappist beers, they are beers that have been made the same way for hundreds of years at Trappist Abbeys…. Read more »

Belgium day 1

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I tweeted earlier that this was a day that @winbassett (Win, former roommate and one of my closest friends) would be proud of. By that I mean it was just about the perfect day, even with jet lag. I got up early — thanks to my PDT calibration, read, wrote, and beat the US to… Read more »

Belgium Bound

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Written from an altitude of 35,000 feet somewhere between SFO and O’Hare. One of the great things about business school is the flexibility I have to do really cool things. I am embarking on one of them today: a short, 4 week internship at AB InBev in Leuven Belgium. This program is called a GMIX… Read more »

Marin Headlands

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This is a short weekend post. Today, Julia and I and a few of her friends from college went hiking in Marin Headlands. It was a fairly short 6.4 miles in total, but it did have a ~1400′ elevation change. You can see the map here: It was a fun day. One of Julia’s friends… Read more »