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15 February 2021

10 unmissable carnivals around the world

1. Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil Probably the first to come to mind when we think of the world’s greatest carnival, and with good reason, the […]
12 February 2021

Rio’s Carnival is cancelled: Here’s how to celebrate it online

In a ‘normal’ world, the largest street celebration would be starting today, February 12th. Cariocas and visitors alike, would be rushing to the streets to watch […]
12 February 2021

What is the real story of Valentine’s Day?

It occurs every February 14th, and whether you love it or hate it, you cannot avoid it: Valentine’s Day. Shop displays fill with heart decorations, chocolate, […]
11 February 2021

Contemporary landmarks of the youngest city in Portugal

The Portuguese city of Braga has a lot to offer its visitors as it proved recently in claiming the title of Best European Destination for 2021. […]
11 February 2021

A new way to discover Brussels: Embark on this virtual tour

Many people may have been longing to visit Brussels but the pandemic has derailed their plans for the time being. In the meantime, a new and […]
10 February 2021

Malcolm & Marie: one of the first films made during the pandemic premiered on Netflix

The pandemic has hugely effected cinema and TV productions, with many projects postponed for long periods of time and others cancelled completely. However, it also served […]
10 February 2021

Five awe-inspiring futuristic architectural highlights in Kazakhstan

Any of our faithful readers will know that we’ve written quite a lot about Kazakhstan already. No wonder, as the country has a lot to offer: […]
9 February 2021

Leopold II Tunnel in Brussels will be renamed after a woman

Only 6.1% of the streets in Brussels are named after a woman. This is hardly representative of the social role of women in the city, past […]
9 February 2021
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Lupin: the gentleman thief escalating Netflix ranking

The new TV series “Lupin” is the new Netflix global phenomenon, becoming the first French series to debut on Netflix’s top 10 list. The French original […]
5 February 2021

Benelux: It all came from a football match

During the Second World War, the governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in exile in London, took the initiative and the very first steps towards […]
5 February 2021

Best ethical international online book shops

As an English speaker having spent several years living in non-English speaking countries, I am familiar with the frequent dilemma of where to buy my English-language […]
3 February 2021

Kanal, the new modern and contemporary art museum of Brussels

Having been in development since 2016, plans for Kanal, the new museum of modern and contemporary art in Brussels, have been given the go ahead. Following […]
3 February 2021

Black Heritage tour collection launched in Louisville

Louisville Tourism in the United States has announced the city’s new programming; a Black Heritage tour collection which will celebrate the important African American contribution to […]
2 February 2021

Bracara Augusta: Revisiting Roman times in Braga

Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities, located in the northwestern part of the country. Still today, it is considered the religious center of Portugal […]
1 February 2021

Survey: How well do you know the Flemish Religious Heritage?

How well do you know the Flemish Religious Heritage? How meaningful is this heritage to you? These are key questions we have to ask ourselves when […]
1 February 2021
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Get ready for the ‘Champs-Elysées of Brussels’

The Avenue de la Toison d’Or and the Boulevard de Waterloo in the city center will be redeveloped to form ‘the Champs-Elysées of Brussels’ as called […]
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