Battered feet mean better days

Because when your feet are battered, it means you used them. So this morning in dance class, I had to admit I sort of abused them. But what does it matter when you got a lot of fun in return?

So what battered my delicate feet? First, my dance classes have started again. I haven’t had one in three months, so it was hard – but good. I missed it, sincerely missed it and now I’m happy again.
Second, I went on a holiday! Yay! I like leaving Belgium behind every now and then, though I have come to realise what a nice country we are to live in. Which doesn’t mean I don’t want to get out. So some friends and I stepped on a plane, really casual, and arrived some hours later in Kiev.
Now that is a great city to visit! They have plenty of churches with walls white as heaven and shiny, shiny gold. The sun was shining bright, so everything looked even better.

Shiny shiny shiny. Source.

Next to that I went to the ballet twice, ate delicious things and overall had a great time. Going to the opera mean going on high heels, by foot. So this battered them even more… But it did make me fit in, because all the Ukrainian girls seem to be pros at wearing high, higher, highest heels. Feels fancy!

This also explains my absence here, but hey, I needed this. Traveling can feel like catharsis, which is the case now.So in case you feel bored, down or frustrated, just batter your feet, and the world will seem bright as a golden tower!

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  1. A nice holiday away is always good for the soul. And that building in the pic is quite possibly the bluest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Hope your feet recover soon.

  2. Love the picture!

  3. thegeekyg4mer

     /  September 14, 2013

    Glad you had fun, we missed you though πŸ™‚ Did you tell them in your dance class about your leg throwing high jinx over the Summer, or did you leave that as a well kept secret. πŸ™‚

  4. Woww I would love to go to Kiev some day! And yes, Belgium is a pretty awesome country. My boyfriend an I have often talked about us maybe moving there later in life πŸ˜‰

    Glad the dance class went alright!! Nothing better than battered feet! πŸ˜€

    • Just do it, it’s so worth it! Belgium as well of course ;). Let me know if you do so. Any specific place you’d like to live then?

      • Just over the border. Something like Turnhout, Antwerpen πŸ™‚

      • Haha no way! It’s a good city I believe. They do have a quite well known theatre.
        Let me know if you come to Belgium! It’s an order! πŸ˜‰

      • Haha I will!! But it’s unsure and I think that will take some more years πŸ˜‰
        But we’re thinking about coming to Leuven for a weekend. We’ve been to Gent, Brugge, Brussel, Antwerpen already so I hope Leuven is also nice??
        I love the beers!!!!

      • Leuven is really cool! It’s small, but nice. I study there :).
        There’s quite some stuff to see though, next to students!

      • Ohhhh you study there? Awesome! A friend of my brother also studied there.
        What is there to see? What can you recommend?

      • Well… Though question that! There’s a great city hall and a church, both gothic, and then there’s the langste toog ter wereld, de Oude Markt, and it’s nice to walk around and be in the atmosphere…
        I’m a crappy guide without some research ;).

      • In fact: lots of cool buildings and a great museum. Easy to do because you can do everything by foot. And cosy! πŸ™‚

      • Ohhh I love walking!! I hope it’s somewhat like Gent or Brugge, I love those cities.. they have such a cosy and medieval atmosphere πŸ™‚

      • Bruges is a real museum, but I believe you can compare both cities! And after all, you can’t lose that much by visiting Leuven ;).

      • True! I’m already looking forward to it!! Don’t know when though… think around Christmas time πŸ˜€

      • It would be fun if I could be there at that time too, but around Christmas time I’ll be home studying probably…
        It’s not that important though, as long as you let me know if you liked it! I really hope you do :D.

  5. Travel and dance. Sounds like you’ve been recharging your soul!

  6. To dream to someday get to your lovely country. It is so far away. May sound kind of strange. I think everyone takes where they live for granted. What an exciting opportunity to get to go to Kiev.

    • Traveling is the best way to realise how great your own country is, I think! I haven’t been that ar yet, but by now I’m so glad we can do small stupid things like drinking water from the tap.


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