Winners of the Atomium Prizes kick off Comic Strip Festival.

Shih-hung Wu

Each edition of this month-long festival showcases comic strip professionals. This edition on Friday was no exception with over €100,000 in prizes that will be distributed between the winners. Brussels is a hotbed of creativity and the comic strip industry is particularly well represented there. Nevertheless, comic strip creation has been weakened in recent years…

Belgian Chocolate: Antwerp Tells the Story

Chocolate Museum

Belgium museum showcases the country’s best known export – chocolate Although Belgium may be small in size, it’s definitely famous for its wide variety of products such as beer, frites and waffles. But, as good as these are, nothing quite beats the delicious, creamy taste of Belgian chocolate.  The question though is how did this…

Top Brussels Chef Tickles the Tastebuds at Annual Culinary Jamboree

Brussels chef Alex Joseph

This Brussels event is described as the perfect opportunity to “take your taste buds on a journey thanks to authentic specialities and flavours.” From 2 to 11 September, in the sumptuous Gare Maritime at Tour & Taxis, is the iconic Brussels culinary event – eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX. Every day, a team of talented Brussels-based…

Wallonia tourism bounces back after devastating pandemic and floods

Wallonia Tourism

For the second successive summer a staycation in Wallonia is all the vogue in Belgium this year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, more and more of us (whether out of choice or necessity) are holidaying on home soil. But, of course, if a vacation closer to home is de rigueur it does help if there…

Brasserie becomes latest addition to Etterbeek’s famous four

Sofitel

What do famous Belgians Amélie Nothomb, Franquin, Stromae and Marouane Fellaini all have in common? Well,  novelist Nothomb, comic artist Franquin, Stomae, the singer, and footballer Fellaini were all born in the Brussels district of Etterbeek. A newly re-opened restaurant in the commune now hopes to join that illustrious list of famous locals and become…

Martin Bashir. Who is he? What did he do wrong?

To those who may somehow be unaware of it, there’s one story that’s been dominating the UK media for the last week or so. The story of a former BBC journalist called Martin Bashir and the late Princess Diana (and, now, an assortment of former, now deceased celebrities) is front and inside page news across…

Virtual New Year’s Celebrations Planned for Brussels

The City of Brussels has issued a press release announcing the plans for this year’s New Year’s eve celebrations. This winter has been unlike any other, but the City of Brussels is keen to see in the New Year in style, still following health and safety guidelines. The people of Brussels are being asked to…

The Party Box

The confinement has been depressing for us all and, despite an imminent vaccine, there is no end in sight. But, happily, there is some good news and that includes a few go ahead initiatives in Belgium that have emerged during the confinement. At a time of many business closures, this includes the creation of a…

Welcome to ENU

“Welcome to ENU” is a programme developed by L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU) as a result of the “Welcome: Towards Incoming International University Communities” project, an Erasmus+ programme, writes Ekaterina Tsaranok. Within the framework of this programme, students from as far away as France, Germany, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, China and other…