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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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Support Nicole Basaraba as a Samsung Global Blogger – 2012 London Olympics

Since its Wednesday, this would usually be my Writers’ Uni-Verse-City segement day, but I have been up to something special I want to share with you. Since I finished the first draft of my novel for the Round of Words … Continue reading

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Spring is here – Festival of the Iris in Brussels

Two days of free concerts, activities, clowns, magicians, costumed performers, and buzz in Brussels center is happening this weekend. The Festival of the Iris/Iris Day (Fête de l’Iris) is a celebration of the symbol of Brussels. On January 12, 1989 a … Continue reading

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European Cafe vs. Canadian Coffee

I am no expert on coffee, although I love it and drink quite a lot of it. Coming from Canada to Belgium, I knew that the coffee would be stronger, but I didn’t know just how much stronger. My intention … Continue reading

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European desire for closeness – Living in Brussels

Living as a Canadian expat in Brussels, there are a lot of cultural and social rules that one needs to learn and adjust too. One social quirk that I just cannot get accustomed to is the Europeans’ desire to be … Continue reading

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History of the Christmas Market in Europe

I did a guest post over at the lovely Marcia Richard’s blog on the History of Christmas in Europe. Here’s just a taste of what I write about: In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent (coming of Christmas) is usually … Continue reading

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Top 10 travel tips to avoid looking like a tourist in Europe

Traveling to Europe? You DO NOT want to look like this: Guy on the left: socks with sandals and short shorts. Next guy: backpack with white runners, camera around the neck and water bottle. Third guy: trying to hard to … Continue reading

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Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Lower Town

As I passed under the Council Tower after visiting the Upper Town of Sibiu, I walked towards the Lower Town to Piaţa Mica deeper into the city of Sibiu, my love deepened. When you walk out onto Piaţa Mica  you … Continue reading

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Sibiu, Romania: The Capital City of My Heart – Upper Town

I have traveled to quite a few cities in Europe, including some of the greatest such as the City of Romance – Paris and the Queen of Cities – Prague, but there is no city that has captured my heart … Continue reading

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Brasov – Nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania

When entering the city of Brasov (pronounced Bra-shov), Romania you might for a split second think you’ve arrived in Hollywood. But lowering your eyes will instantly bring you back to the medieval Brasov with its beautifully old buildings and quaint … Continue reading

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