Give boring Brussels a break – a quick guide

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Brussels is always on the news for all the wrong reasons. If it’s not being blamed for some controversial EU legislation, it’s being dubbed the hub for terrorism following the recent attacks in Paris. Poor old Brussels – the city that gets called some pretty horrendous things. People call it boring, grey and gloomy –…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part Three: The post holiday blues

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Alain de Botton, the same philosopher mentioned in part 1, and part 2 of this series, also speaks about the paradox of planes. There are two sets of people on one airplane – both with the same destination. one group is going back home, and another is going to a foreign country. One group has to…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part 2: Culture guilt & being in transition

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If you’re one of the selfie stick haters, fear not you are not alone. John Ruskin already bashed on the mentality of “modern travellers”, in the 19th century. The English critic found the attitude of modern travellers unacceptable, as he felt that people just looked at things and places and never actually thought properly about them.…

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WHY WE TRAVEL | Part One: Rebalancing Ourselves

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“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”  Never has a man been as right as Blaise Pascal, whose words resonate more than ever now that we can never quite sit quietly in a room alone without either logging into Instagram or Facebook, or in many people’s cases,…

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10 Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Travelling

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I’m not too sure on what I’ve been doing for the past two months – but I’ve sure learnt a whole bunch of stuff doing it. I haven’t been backpacking around Europe – but I’ve seen my fair share of places, gone through a whole deal of experiences, and met different people from all walks…

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Cramming a year’s worth of resolutions in December

Lifestyle

December – the last month of yet another year, which also happens the month you realize there are so many things you’ve completely forgotten to accomplish throughout the past 11 months. I feel like December can be compared to THAT ONE NIGHT before THAT ONE IMPORTANT EXAM OR DEADLINE during which you cram all your…

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Lucca – what to do and see

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miExhausted as I was after an afternoon of walking around Pisa, I decided that the best idea was to walk around another city – Lucca. Welcome to my illogical life, my friends. Yesterday I spent a whole day out of Florence, exploring some cities in Tuscany which I had been meaning to visit, but never…

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