#brusselslockdown
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#brusselslockdown

On Tuesday morning, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, I arrived to an empty Charleroi. Five-six persons on the bus to Brussels. Surreal. As I walked to the metro, I felt too aware of my surroundings, catching myself giving short suspicious looks to the people around, especially if they were holding rucksacks or bigger bags. … Continue reading

Lost in Brussels
Life

Lost in Brussels

I rushed out of the office still hoping not to be late for my class in the gym. I was planning to go to place Chatelaine after to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Wednesday market and get material for a post in my blog. Just before entering the metro I grabbed a small Milka … Continue reading

Babylon? No, Brussels
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Babylon? No, Brussels

French, English, Spanish, Italian, Bulgarian…One of the things I have always loved about Brussels is its multilingualism. Wherever you are in the city, languages reach you with their melody and mix in a beautiful polyphony. The eternal music of Brussels, our contemporary Babylon. The main difference however is that, hey, we do speak foreign languages … Continue reading

Not My Life
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Not My Life

I was at the screening of Not My Life on Friday night at the occasion of the EU Anti-trafficking Day. Robert Bilheimer’s  documentary provides staggering examples of human trafficking and modern slavery. It follows the stories of the victims in different parts of the world. Africa, Asia, Europe…Around 880,000 children and young women in the … Continue reading