Nicole Basaraba is a Canadian writer focusing on topics of travel, culture, books and what life was like as an expat in the capital city of Europe: Brussels, Belgium.
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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
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
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
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
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
As I mentioned before in a pervious post, its not uncommon to be awoken at 6:00am on a Saturday because the alarm at the Belgian restauarant accross the road likes to go off at least once a month. I’m not … Continue reading
“The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” premiered in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, October 23, 2011 and I WAS THERE! “The Adventures of Tintin” (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic books created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907-1983), who wrote … Continue reading