Lupus and Facing the World of Work

I wrote about my experience undertaking a postgraduate degree not long after I was diagnosed with lupus. With the degree in the bag, I have just completed an internship - my first experience of full time work since my diagnosis forced me to quit my teaching job. Of course, 5 months as an intern does [...]

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Dinant, Belgium

After seeing a beautiful snap of this city on Instagram, and a recommendation from my flatmate, I decided to hop on the train (1h40 from Brussels) to see it in person. The journey itself was fun: travelling through Belgium always feels strangely familiar, as the suburban houses, stretches of fields, and glimpses of the smaller [...]

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp! The fourth Belgian city I have visited, and less than an hour by train from Brussels. My sister was arriving in Antwerp to go to a metal music festival close by, so I used that as a reason to check out what Antwerp has to offer. Wandering around Antwerp, I wasn't as taken by [...]

Strasbourg, France

Can you believe I was in Strasbourg for a week, took along my DSLR, and only took photos with my old Samsung J5 phone?! I regret it immensely... The adorable buildings, the canals surrounded by nature, the delicious food...all not done justice, so you will have to go yourself. To be fair, I was there [...]

The Iguazu Falls

Let me begin by telling you an ancient love story from South America… In the distant past, the land around the Iguazú Falls belonged to the Guarani Indians. Every year, the Guarani tribe would sacrifice a beautiful virgin to M’Boi, the Serpent God, who lived in the Iguazu River. These women were bred to be sacrificed, and [...]

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

May Day = Labour Day = No work day! With a random day off work and surprisingly no rain forecast, I used my Go Pass 10 to take a trip to Ghent, which is only around 40 minutes from Brussels by train. Once you reach the city centre - it is as quaint and as [...]