Introducing myself as #Belgian during my studies abroad usually caused one out of the two following reactions: either the other person didn’t really know where #Belgium was, or they did, in which case they most often remembered it had something to do with #Brussels and think everyone speaks #French. In the first case, people would often be a bit embarrassed and apologetic, which prompted me to put them at ease and laugh it away – after all, my own geographical knowledge is cl
#Travelling is everyone's favourite pastime nowadays, and with the help of hotel reviews we can avoid the 'mistakes' others have done, and know where we should go instead; at least, that was the initial idea... #TripAdvisor and other similar websites can be a hotel's best friend or its worst enemy. #Marketing and competitive pricing can't do much when guests start to publicly reviewing the hotel as "filthy”, “rotten” or even “stinky!" Although in society we tend to value the
What will you watch this weekend? I was pleasantly surprised (and I admit I’m a little late to the party here) by two films I recently watched, these being #Maleficent and #Frozen. There are two threads in both #films that I found particularly pleasing: the focus on non-romantic love and the #feminism which both display. I had heard that Frozen had caused a bit of a storm in a teacup amongst some for one particular scene and now having watched it, I applaud it wholeheartedly.
Did you miss the #Olympics? Here are some more reasons to visit Rio. #Sun, #samba, the famous #Sugar Loaf… all of these things come to mind when thinking of #Rio de Janeiro. But how about Rio’s secret #Parque Lage, a hidden gem at the foot of #São Corcovado, the mountain where stands the #iconic #Christ? Surrounded by thick forest and a #jungle vibe, Parque Lage is a reformed mansion that nowadays hosts an #art school and a #café open to the public. Parque Lage roused #touri
Several manufacturing plants in China have the ability to produce millions of #products every day using just a handful of human employees. According to Chadwick Xu of the Shenzhen Valley Ventures (a company specializing in investment and engineering) which supports hardware and development start-ups. As he is based in Shenzhen, China, one of the most industrialised cities in the world, Mr. Xu has first-hand experience in the rapidly developing field of industrial robotics and
It is always exciting when we book flights to visit somewhere. Finding the dates and booking the flights is just the starting point that allows us to work our year around our #adventures. As many of you will know, booking the #flights is the easy bit. We are flying from a #London airport early in the morning so we will need to travel down the night before and stay over so that we check-in on time. Of course we have to either sort out long-term parking or arrange to leave th