Tag Archives: travel

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

Posted in Lifestyle, Living in Brussels, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Living in Brussels, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Visit La Piscine (The Pool) Museum in Roubaix, France

La Piscine is located in Roubaix, France, a town known for its industrial past in the textile industry and known today for its fashion designers. La Piscine (The Pool), a huge pool and public baths were built between 1927 and 1932 … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Living in Brussels, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Living in Brussels, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

The Fine Art of Italian Rule Bending – Guest Post by Sarah Mastroianni

Today I’m welcoming guest Sarah Mastroianni who is going to share a story from the perspective of a Canadian expat living in Italy. My first ever glimpses of the Italian countryside were enjoyed from the back seat of a speeding Mercedes convertible … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Special Saturday Guest Post on Bucharest, Romania

Yesterday I guest posted at Lesley Carter’s blog “Bucket List Publications: Indulge – Travel, Adventure & New Experience” about one of my favorite cities: Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest is the most lush, sweet and pleasing-to-the-eye city I’ve visited and the best part … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic – A mountain city for rest and relaxation

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad in English, but I like the Czech name better), is famous for its hot springs, with a dozen main springs, about 300 smaller springs and its warm Teplá River, which runs through the center of the city. … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Alicante, Spain: A city full of perks and quirks

When it starts to feel like winter will never end and I pass people on the sidewalks wearing heavy coats, toques (in non-Canadian English, this means fuzzy warm hats) and boots, I start to wish for a little escape. Oh … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments