On the third day we first visited the Royal Museum for Central Africa. The focus was partly on the colonial history of the region under belgian rule (King Leopold) but also on the region’s many different cultures, its biodiversity and the natural resources found there, along with the modern challenges the region face.
After the museum visit we made our way back into town for a quick lunch on the go, and then onto our next stop at the NATO headquarters. After many security checks we were warmly welcomed by the Swedish delegation, who was very happy to meet us, and discussed our application process into NATO, the history of the alliance, the current challenges it faces and the different ways Sweden’s membership will contribute to the alliance.
Then we went back into town and had some freetime in the afternoon before we went out to Chez Leon, a nice authentic belgian restaurant. After a delicious dinner, and having paid Ebba’s very handsome and flirtatious waiter, we went out to a bar and met some locals and had a few drinks to round off the day. Chad particularly enjoyed the beer sampling tray!
Written by: Alexander Skingsley
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