Today was Mardi Gras, so about 10 international students and I took the train to Binche, a small city near the French border, for Belgium's most famous Carnivale celebrations. The Binche Carnivale is known for colorful costumes and the throwing of oranges.
|Binche train station|
|The outside of the train station|
|In costume throwing oranges|
|Marco, Lera, and I, staying warm by making funny faces|
|Have I ever told you Niklas hates having his picture taken? Well he does. Hates it.|
Once we were finally outside we meandered downtown, got some fries and some cheeseburgers, huddled together for warmth and waited for the parade to start. Once it finally happened we mostly just tried to catch as many oranges as possible, like kids that just want Jolly Ranchers at every Fourth of July parade ever.
|Hind, Lera, Lydia, and Maria got us some nice oranges|
Finally, pockets filled with oranges, we made it back to the train station and rode back to Brussels. Some of us may have slept the entire way, but not before posing with some heroic looking statues first.
|I really wanted to climb in onto the statue but Niklas wouldn't let me|
|So Laure tried to push me in instead|