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Patrick ten Brink is the editor of THE CIRCLE: A BRUSSELS ANTHOLOGY, an anthology comprising works of 34 authors from 19 countries. He has edited and authored several non-fiction books on the environment and published a range of short stories and poems including the forthcoming collection entitled URBAN ENIGMAS, capturing the many elements that make him smile as he cycles through Brussels. He is a Dreamer Creative Writing Haiku competition winner, 2018, and is currently completing a fantasy novel trilogy – THE GUARDIANS OF THE TIDES

31 December 2021

Remembering The Battle of Little Big Horn

History, when remembered, is like time travel. It can be exciting tourism, sate curiosity and help us forget today’s toils, but it can also be a […]
30 December 2021

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2021

The final days of the year is often a period when people choose take time off to see friends and family. In 2021, however, the Omicron […]
29 December 2021

Schuman square to become a car-free roundabout

After an intensive process of several years, Brussels Mobility has received the building permit for its plans for the complete Schuman square redevelopment.  “It is essential […]
28 December 2021

Why is Bom Jesus do Monte an unparalleled monument with a unique history

The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, in Braga, Portugal, has over 500 steps, 20 fountains and 32 statues. It still features 19 chapels on the […]
24 December 2021

The most beautiful Christmas legends

Christmas is a religious celebration in which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christmas has, since the Roman Empire, been a clash between religious and pagan […]
24 December 2021

4 quirky Christmas traditions from around the world

Decorating the Christmas tree, waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, exchanging presents and eating with the family… Those are all classical activities that everybody knows. But […]
22 December 2021

20 Greatest Christmas movies of all time

Christmas 2020 is certainly an unusual time, with many separated from loved ones or spending the festive season slightly differently to how they planned. Christmas movies […]
21 December 2021

Where is Santa Claus from?

An old man dressed in red rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers toys to children in their sleep. He enjoys climbing down chimneys and […]
16 December 2021

Balkan Trafik! 2022 to be held outdoors in the very heart of Brussels and Namur

Following two editions that were held online due to the health crisis, Balkan Trafik’s festival producer and programmer Nicolas Wieërs wanted to pull out all the stops with […]
15 December 2021

Discover the world’s 15 most beloved university libraries

There’s something about books we can’t resist – especially the old ones. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t really like to read, you can’t deny the […]
15 December 2021

Dinosaur in London wears a Christmas sweater and starts a fashion trend

The Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Natural History Museum in London is ready for Christmas donning a Christmas sweater created especially for him. The animatronic T.rex wears […]
10 December 2021

Festivals hope to “shine a light” this Christmas in Belgium

News about the Omicron variant has cast yet more gloom and dismay and thrown Christmas plans into disarray for countless people. The developments threaten to scupper […]
9 December 2021

10 books to buy as Christmas gifts this year

The Holiday Season is around the corner and the pace of our day-to-day responsibilities will hopefully start to slow down. We will have more time to […]
8 December 2021

Do you know the story of the bunker where Churchill hid during World War II?

Protecting the leaders, the decision makers, has always been a priority objective in any war. At the same they have to be in communication, close to […]
8 December 2021

Dutch are the best non-native English speakers in the world

For the third year in a row, Dutch people were ranked as the best non-native English speakers. The results were presented by a report by EF […]
6 December 2021

10 Surprising facts about Christmas in the Netherlands

The Netherlands, like every other Christian country in the world, has its own traditions. Some are similar if not identical to those of other countries. Some […]
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