Cologne – Why

If the name rings a bell, the world famous Eau De Cologne originated here, the first perfume for the aristocrats that were sick of using essential oils in order to cover the smell of a head washed last month underneath a wig. Read more ›

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Ghent – Why (Christmas edition)

A lot is there to be said about the merits of Christmas in Europe, whether one is a believer or (as in this case) not. Truth is there is a certain allure to the smell of Gluhwein in the air and the sound of iceskating, combined with distant caroling and “Ho Ho Ho”s (no pun intended).

As a sucker for twinkle lights and festivities, I consider it a personal tradition to attend a Christmas market every year. Read more ›

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Baking 101 – Why There Are Things Your Mum Didn’t Tell you

 

 

 

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Amsterdam – Why (museum tour)

This piece is dedicated to all of us history geeks, bespectacled freaks that actually dig cultural places (you know, us annoying little turds that told the teacher when she forgot to give us extra homework, yes, I am proudly one of them). Basically welcome to your haven fellow worms (short for bookworms, is there a museum equivalent…?) Read more ›

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Amsterdam – Why (non museum tour)

The way one experiences this Celtic village of a city, is vastly dependent on the time they visit. No matter when it is going to be windy and / or rainy unless you bring a Druid, but the following itinerary is based on a tourist path around early May that the sun is already shining. Read more ›

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Independence 101 – Why

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice how I did not call it Adulthood 101…? Well yes. Not mutually inclusive, I am afraid, as most of us know. The below list can be considered a survival manual in the modern world, one you have to fend for yourself without relying on another adult to do basic tasks for you; Read more ›

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Paris : Why (vol.2)

Without further ado, I will preach on about how to experience the (limited) best that Paris has to offer. (part 1 can be found here)

 

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Paris : Why (vol. 1)

Oh la la, Paris, the city of lights. The place where dreams come true, where lovers declare vows of everlasting love and then stroll to the nearest cafe where an elegant waiter server them croissants, the city of gorgeous women and lights blinking like Swarovski crystals… Read more ›

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Getting hired 101 – Why

Because we all have to eat, unfortunately we have to get jobs which means we have to convince people you do not know to pay you to do stuff cause you do it better than all the other people that showed up the same day.

 

 

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London – Why

Millions upon millions of things have been written and said about London and its huge history, from locals and tourist alike. And even though one is hardly off the beaten path visiting it, there can be ways to make your trip much less typical. Read more ›

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