Brussels, city in transition

IMG_9283Brussels, until recently the flaking and run-down Belgian capital, became a small metropolis over the past 20 years. The demographics changed so radically here that according to recent research only 32.1% of the Brussels population still has (deep) Belgian Read the rest

To dare is not an option

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In this video journalist Mário Alves talks about questions many Portuguese worry about in these times of crisis. I had a drink with him at the fabulous Miradouro of Adamastor in Lisbon.

In his opinion his fellow Portuguese should … Read the rest

Homo Ludens in Korail slum, Bangladesh

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In the center of Dhaka, there is Korail: the Bengali capital’s largest and longest-standing informal settlement of between 40.000 and 100.000 poor people who came to occupy the brackish ground more than 20 years ago. They work in the … Read the rest

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