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Stop Getting the Party Started
Why, New York Times, oh why did you mention that Brussels is leading the way of the European party scene? It ruined a perfectly serviceable article about the bite-size Belgian burg.
Brussels is a fun little town. It's unpretentious, has fantastic food--both of the starred-Michelin and gooey-waffled variety--and allows the visitor come to appreciate the city's charms, rather than be all up in their grill about it.
But party capital? No no no no. This needs to stop right now. Describing a city in Europe as a "party capital" can be directly translated to mean "Here, there are discos playing the most annoying hits from five years ago. You will be forced to drink rum and coke and dance with strange-looking men in tight pants." Don't be fooled.
Go have dinner at La Quincaillerie instead.
[Image via Daniel S/Flickr]
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