Another Thing I Learned in Brussels


Crosswalk lights for pedestrians do not screw around in Brussels, Belgium. They are either green or red and no inbetween. I’m so used to a yellow caution light that gives me a wink wink that the light is about to change that having only green and red really threw me off. Making it more confusing is the traffic lights for cars are at most intersections positioned so pedestrians can’t see their color status (you can adjust your position but typically you have to stand dangerously close off the road to do so). Making it even more complicated than that at each stop light every car revs their engines like they are at the start of a NASCAR race. They just taunt you to be stuck in the road when the light changes red, “come on you walking fool I will make you my Mad Max dinner!”

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