Young Birds in Stormy Weather

Someone once told me: “Only when we discover other life outside our planet, we will feel connected to the other inhabitants of our world. Only then we will identify with our fellow ‘earthlings’.” Is that true? Do we construct our identity solely in opposition to others? There is a certain logic in this statement. I only knew what it feels like to be Belgian when … Continue reading Young Birds in Stormy Weather

Eating Around the Globe: Germany

I know what you are thinking: “Lien, you are on Erasmus in Germany! When are you finally going to write about the German cuisine?” Well, your patience has been put to the test, but your waiting will be rewarded! Especially for you this article contains two recipes instead of one 😉 and I have some more good news for the sweet tooth amogst you: Today … Continue reading Eating Around the Globe: Germany

The International Dinner Table

Hello there! Welcome to my virtual housewarming party 🙂 Since this is my very first international blog post, I think it deserves to be celebrated! Feel free to take off your shoes and put your chair around my table, let’s make it warm and cosy! My name is Lien, I’m a Belgian student on Erasmus in Essen, Germany. I have been living here now for … Continue reading The International Dinner Table