Category Archives: Belgium

The language wars

Zaventem is mostly known in Europe for being Brussels main airport and home to the local airline. In fact, Zaventem lays next to Brussels but is a completely different village located in the Flemish part of the country. Today 31,0000 … Continue reading

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The Atomium

Last night I had dinner with a good friend of mine, Declan, and his family. They live in England and came to Brussels for a day-trip. He has a 6-year-old kid and I wanted to find a gift for him. … Continue reading

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In the end it could be worse

Some posts ago I expressed all my anger with Michel Teló and his one hit wonder “Ai se eu te pego” in http://needtowrite.com/2012/05/24/nossa-nossa-no/ Friday I was walking back home and felt tired of the songs in my MP3 player, so … Continue reading

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The frustration of New Order playing live

Yesterday I was watching BBC at home. Even though I live in Brussels, our TV provider Belgacom, provides BBC1 and BBC2 in their most basic package. This is probably a reflection of the big number of foreigners that live in … Continue reading

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The holidays of May

May is a great month. There were so many holidays! 🙂 As Belgium is a catholic country, all the holy days are respected. Adding to that, I work in a public institution, meaning that bridges are common. Counting with a … Continue reading

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The day MediaMarkt was blacklisted for me

I am a proud person and keep resentments. I know this is mostly wrong but that´s just who I am.When someone says something I don´t like I will remember. When I go to a place that the service has been … Continue reading

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Life in Brussels 1000 and why you should stay away if you are a foreigner

I always wanted to rant about the commune of Brussels 1000. When you decide to reside in any location in Belgium you are obliged to visit the local commune – a kind of citizens bureau that deals with the day-to-day … Continue reading

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