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What is glamping?It’s simple: it’s camping in a glamourous way. And if you’re that stereotypical hipster, it’s really the only type of camping you might expect to do. I was never much a camper myself, but if camping involves staying in a vintage Airstream trailer, than I’m definitely down. This hotel is highly recommended if you’re looking for a cool and hip hotel experience in Brussels! Vintage Hotel
rue Dejoncker 45, 1060 Brussels
email@example.com Disclosure: My visit to Belgium was in partnership with Flanders Tourism.
Hurricane Sandy whipped through America’s East Coast this past week and left Americans with an enormous amount of destruction that we are now still trying to come to grips with. I live in Rochester, New York, where we normally are way enough inland from the coast to be protected from these types of storms. But Sandy was nothing that we’ve ever experienced before which has been felt all the way to Wisconsin! We all survived the storm fine here with just a few downed trees and some power outages. Those that live right along the shore of Lake Ontario were told to evacuate because of high waves. At the office we experienced a little bit of Internet troubles yesterday morning. But all is back to normal and Halloween will go on tonight along with a rescheduled Bruce Springsteen concert that was originally planned for Tuesday night. The story of Hurricane Sandy has largely been being told by the people that actually experienced it and in real time, not just through the professional news media. The story has been unfolding mostly through photos being shared on various
Celebrate this Celtic Ritual.
Drapes in Orange and Black. Burning foliage of the old.
Intoxication of sulfur and mulled wine
Reading a prophecy awaiting a sign. Howling moon chants
As white drapes dance
Hypnotic state a witch’s trance. This veil a thin web
Walks the living and the dead. Candle burn on my window sill
The Queen Banshee passes with a Screeching Shill
Underworld passes on the grave misty hill.
About the Cactus FestivalThe annual indie music festival takes place in Bruges (Brugge) in the Minnewaterpark. Most festival-goers are Belgian locals but the music acts are international. In fact, there were only a handful of Belgian bands playing at the 2012 Cactus Festival. I discovered several new bands and because the festival grounds were…
A Quiet Moment in New York City after Hurricane Sandy made her presence.
Photo credit: Fr. James Martin
A study by Afrobarometer, an African institution that measures public attitudes towards democracy, says only 39% of the people in Botswana want the present system of electing the president indirectly retained, compared to 60% in 2008.Why this change in perspective? The Gazette speculates it may be due to the fact that people have become more educated since 2008, and that this change would also mean placing measured limits on the president’s power, mitigating political abuse. In any case, the cultural shift is of key importance:…
Pumpkins used to be recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. I don’t know about you but I actually like my freckles. And my snake bites. Hairdressing tool
Need a haircut but cant afford to go to a salon? Just do as the American early colonies did. Cut off the top of a pumpkin, stick it on your head and trim around it. Neat, round and uniform. But by no means stylish. Food or mats?
Well, both. The Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made them into mats. Clever.