Author Archives: Nicole Basaraba

About Nicole Basaraba

Nicole Basaraba is a Canadian writer focusing on topics of travel (Mondays), writing and literature (Wednesdays), lifestyle (Fridays) and her experiences living in the capital city of Europe: Brussels, Belgium.

Uni-Verse-City Blog is moving! Visit NicoleBasaraba.com

It was over two and a half years ago that I started this blog. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to continue writing over at my new website and blog now called The Chron-nicoles Blog! I started the Uni-Verse-City … Continue reading

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21 Things I Miss About Brussels, Belgium

Now that I’ve moved back to my home country in Canada, there are several things I miss about living in Brussels. I came up with a list of 21 things. I stopped because I probably could have kept going for … Continue reading

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Labrador Retrievers – They’re Canadian

Welcome Canadian Thursdays, the day of the week when I talk about something or someone you may or may not have known is Canadian. It always surprises me when someone doesn’t know what a Labrador Retriever is, especially if they’re … Continue reading

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Actor Kevin Zegers – He’s Canadian

Welcome Canadian Thursdays, the day of the week when I talk about something or someone you may or may not have known is Canadian. So this is the first edition of Canadian Thursdays. Being a Canadian who lived in Belgium … Continue reading

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An Experience of Titanic Proportions – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Titanic Belfast is the name of the signature building located in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, the birthplace of the majestic ship. The architectural design was influenced by several maritime themes, including ice crystals, ships’ hulls and the insignia of the … Continue reading

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Getting back on the horse – ROW80

So I’ve been absent. Very absent, I know. I finished my first novel and then I took a break and was undecided of what project to start on next. I came up with a second novel idea and started the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Arthur’s Day – Guinness brewer

Today: September 27, 2012 is Arthur’s Day! A day in which we celebrate and raise a glass of Guinness to Arthur Guinness, an Irish Brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. In 1759, Arthur Guinness took a 9,000 year lease … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise

Used book sales are a great place to find cheap books and to discover new authors you haven’t read yet. Jennifer Cruise is a name I recognized, but I hadn’t picked up one of her books yet so I thought … Continue reading

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Summerspiration – Live it up because summer is NOT over!

Its August and everyone is starting to come back from vacation, parents and kids are preparing for school and the immanent frenzy of September is upon us….in another week. So make use of every last day of sun. Go out … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfect Man by Sheila O’Flanagan

The Perfect Man by Sheila O’Flanagan has more substance than its title implies and is less heavy on the romance than one might think. Synopsis: When Britt McDonagh’s literary agent can’t join her on a Caribbean cruise which she convinced … Continue reading

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