• In the madness of the craziest carnival in Belgium

    By on May 15, 2018

    The Belgian city Binche is internationally known for having the most famous carnival in the country, especially for its ‘Gilles’ and their peculiar masks made of wax. Registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2003, this Belgian folklore is a mixture of nonsense and rule breaking. We followed François, a Gille, in the direction of the big festival.

  • Meet My Hood: Krutenau, Strasbourg

    By on Feb. 22, 2018

    For many expats, Strasbourg is a thoroughfare. But if Olalla - a former Erasmus student and Spanish journalist at the European Parliament - decided to stay, it is largely thanks to her neighbourhood: Krutenau.  

  • Brexit: In Guinness veritas

    By on Feb. 18, 2018

    In December last year, Theresa May announced she wanted to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the UK at all costs. This marked phase one of the negotiations, but has raised many Irish eyebrows. Relations between Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK are hanging by a thread. So we headed to Irish pubs in Brussels to talk to Irish expats, because we’ve heard enough from heads of state. 

  • Glyphosate: Monsanto’s pet peeves

    By on Dec. 14, 2017

    Glyphosate is one of the most advanced sales Monsanto has ever made. It's an herbicide that has been declared detrimental for the environment by hundreds of studies, yet one that the EU has avowed harmless. In the midst of the battle between pro-pesticide lobbyists, Member States and NGOs, one group sticks out: individuals dressed up as animals, ready to do whatever it takes to ban the product.