Charleroi: mine region remains

Last December, I visited the Charleroi region (Belgium) for the first time. I know it sounds weird because I lived in this tiny country for 18 years before moving to the U.S. in 2005, but it just might be because that region doesn’t sound that appealing (at first) to most people. It actually doesn’t even sound that appealing “at second” to most people. However, I learned a lot about the past and what used to make that region so wealthy. Thousands of miners would go down to extract coal out of the mines. Continue reading “Charleroi: mine region remains”