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 [...]

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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 [...]

Bruges

About 5 years ago, when I was an undergrad who spent her days burying her head in books (ahh literature degrees), I developed a love of modernist writing, and T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster forever. Less keen on Virginia Woolf though. For one class I read two short stories by New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield [...]

Berlinaroids

I'm still, at times, thinking back nostalgically to Berlin. Perhaps mainly because the coffees here in Brussels are tiny compared to milchkaffees. And I haven't seen a black turtleneck at all here. But I have my little collection of Polaroids I took during my five month stay in Berlin. The cold weather kept a a very [...]

Embarrassing Spoonie Moments

Ain't it fun being a spoonie? After juggling all the daily meds, doctor appointments, "normal" symptoms and worrying symptoms - sometimes it gives you an extra kick and you're left feeling red faced. Eventually you learn to shrug these things off, even laugh at the slightly ridiculous things that can only come with being a [...]