Liege, Belgium, is legit.  There apartments/dorms we’re staying in are right down the street from a strip of boutiques in one direction and a grocery store -which is inside the mall. I must say that I was wrong.  The City of Liege is beautiful -when it’s not raining. Our apartments are chic and cozy, there’s no AC but we’re never there during the day ant we can open the windows at night so it works out. Definitely a nice place to temporarily call home.
The Belgian Culture is divided but unified at the same time. There’s the French Wallonian Belgians in the South (Closer to France), the Flemish Belgians (Near Flanders in the North); then there are pockets of German Belgians in random areas throughout the country. 4197340 I found out that when you’re taking the train across the country, you will here the language over the intercom change from one city to the next, for example,  in Liege (See map) they speak French, and Brussels, Belgium’s capital, they speak Flemish. Crazy right??
Another observation, is that the people of Belgium are kind and have humble souls. It’s almost as though their Ethical Judgement and Culture values have been molded by a peaceful force that it no where to be found. After chatting with a married couple who have lived in Liege for 11 years (Natives to Italy) I was informed that most Belgians actually do like Americans and what America Has done to help Europe. Though there are those few stubborn ones who will give Americans a hard time just to do it.
Being an American in a another country, for the first time at that, can be quite intimidating. However, when I first arrived in Belgium I wasn’t expecting it to be as developed as they were. Which only goes to show you shouldn’t believe ANYTHING of what you see on TV, you should get out and see for your self!