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Christian Nielsen is a journalist and keen tourism industry watcher based in Brussels. He writes pretty much anything that takes his fancy, from  the woes of travelling with kids to the latest ‘impact investing’ developments in Europe. But most of his output these days is in EU affairs, sci-tech writing and marcoms.

11 March 2022

Are film festivals back with vengeance?

It looks like it. Back in the flesh and with a palpable post-Covid vim, Ostend Film Festival (FFO) kicked off last week with a rich programme […]
11 March 2022

10 Belgian Intangible Heritage Practices

Over the past few decades, the definition of the term “cultural heritage” has evolved. UNESCO no longer considers just monuments and objects as acceptable cultural heritage, […]
9 March 2022

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brussels

World Heritage Sites are places recognized by UNESCO to be of importance to either cultural or natural heritage. Cultural heritage is represented by monuments, such as […]
9 March 2022

What’s behind the success of South Korean movies?

South Korean films and TV series are dominating the world’s movie production and capturing the attention of international audiences. But how have South Korean movies become […]
8 March 2022

UNESCO is “gravely concerned” with damages to Ukrainian cultural sites

Following the adoption of the Resolution on Aggression against Ukraine by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and in light of the devastating escalation of violence, […]
4 March 2022

Why Pechersk Lavra is the most precious monument of Kyiv

The ongoing war in Ukraine has covered the world with a dark veil. Thousands of people are trying to flee the country and the impact on […]
4 March 2022

Did you know of these Ukrainian traditional floral crowns?

The tradition and culture of a country can be an incalculable source of beauty as demonstrated in these portraits of Ukrainian women dressed in wonderful traditional […]
4 March 2022

Works of Ukrainian artist admired by Picasso destroyed during Russian invasion

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that twenty-five paintings by the Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko were burned in the Local History Museum of Ivankiv, […]
3 March 2022

New Rodin Museum to open in Tenerife

When hearing the name Rodin, most of us are immediately mind travelling to Paris. It’s where the world’s most famous museum dedicated to the painter is […]
2 March 2022

Avicii museum opened in Stockholm

Sweden honors Swedish DJ Avicii with a new museum in Stockholm to showcase the legacy of the worldwide famous artist. Avicii Experience will allow fans and […]
1 March 2022

Ukrainian cultural landmarks currently at risk due to Russian invasion

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has issued a statement in which it “deplores” the lives lost in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The […]
28 February 2022

The Simpsons predicted the Russia-Ukraine war

In the light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a clip from a 1998 The Simpsons episode has been shared countless of times online. People are drawing […]
28 February 2022

King Leopold II to be liquidised?

A statue of King Leopold II on Brussels’s Place du Trône could be melted down for scrap, as Belgium reckons with its horrific colonial history. But […]
25 February 2022

Dubai’s new Sky Views promises mesmerising views to tourists

Dubai has a new attraction for tourists and visitors and it promises mesmerising views of the city along with an exquisite city skyline. 1. Sky Views […]
25 February 2022

A memorial concert in Brussels pays tribute to the Khojaly massacre

Tomorrow night will mark the 30th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre and, in the honour and memory of the victims, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
25 February 2022

What is Black History Month and why is it celebrated?

Black History Month is observed every February to celebrate African Americans’ achievements and recognize their central role in history. Here is what to know about Black […]
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