Walking in the world, Brussels, Belgium.
Brussels North Station is next to the Red Light District and surrounded by neighborhoods of Middle Eastern immigrants, so you quickly go from women showing most of their skin to women showing none.
I started off walking but it was farther than I thought, and I was running against the clock by the time I found the embassy I needed, between those of Ghana and Lesotho.
Walking and eating, I passed a corner store called “Madina-gsm” (gsm is European for cell phone) which advertised calling cards to Kenya and Vietnam.
I stopped to take a picture of a blue door, and the names on the mailboxes were Azzaimi, Garcia, Deryckere, Ahmed El Kamoun, Boeckx, Tsuranova, and Baschirov.
Brussels gets a bad rap. And as I walked back to the train station with my visa for Myanmar fresh in my passport, I was in love with the brazen internationality of it.
We can all be world citizens.