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On Being Boring

I moved from London to Brussels with my husband nearly 10 years ago. When I told people we were moving, the news was greeted with bemusement: why did we want to move to a city that was possibly the most boring place on earth? Ten years later and I can honestly say that I've had more fun here than I ever did living in London. It might not be the most exciting city in the world but it is a fantastic place to live. It is full of hidden treasures that you probably never get to see as a tourist: wonderful shops, amazing food, great museums and galleries, beautiful architecture, a forest (yes, a whole forest), and so much more... And if that doesn't convince you, well, get on a train and you could be in Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne or, yes, London in no more than a couple of hours... Which other city can you say that about?

Category Archives: Planet Earth (Travel)

Places outside of Belgium

NYC – Day 2 (or something)

We woke up on the 41st floor, surrounded by light (the kind of light that black-out blinds would have dealt with nicely thank you very much. I mean come on! It’s a bleeding glass box that is high enough up to practically be level with the flippin’ sun. And I was exhausted. Stupid light). This was […]

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NYC – day 2

From our room with a view to views from the High Line, from a slaughtered lamb to the deli of Han, from the subway to the PATH, from strong light at midday to a candlelit dinner, this was our second day in New York city.

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Berlin – day 3 (with lightsabers)

OK, so day 3 started with me spotting this lovely backdrop of red which, as it turns out, was the garden of the North Korean embassy. Hanno waited until I had my camera out and then told Amélie that they’d probably come and shoot us for taking pictures. Amélie is incredibly gullible, thus the rather […]

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Berlin – day 2

The morning was cold but happy and silly…You know those amazing pictures of people frozen in mid-air as they jump for the camera? Yeah, that’s what we were trying here. We failed. Hilariously.Someone is a teenager. But she was taking pictures which makes it a bit better. I have however chided her for being a zombie: […]

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First night in Berlin

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