As Belgium’s revamped Africa museum prepares to re-open its doors, Christian Nielsen checks out its glistening new restaurant.
In his final stop on his ‘road less travelled’ tour, Christian Nielsen uncovers the possible prototype for Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a Swedish hamlet.
Hamburg has been minded by many nations but owned by none. This is visible in the city’s openness, resourcefulness and rebelliousness.
As Christian Nielsen takes the road less travelled this summer, he uncovers the volatile, violent past hidden under the tranquil, peaceful present of the Dutch village of Overloon.
By Christian Nielsen The Virgin Mary appeared eight times to a child in Belgium and the rest is ‘alternative history’ Thursday 10 May 2018 On the eve of a quiet Sunday in January 1933, the young Mariette Beco saw the…
By Christian Nielsen Unlucky days can sometimes turn out to be a different kind of lucky… the tortuous variety. Thursday 2 November 2017 One recent Saturday, the day after my birthday, as it happens, has officially become my unlucky, lucky…
Left without a say in the election of Donald Trump, a new breed of conscientious objectors are making their mark on the USA. Foreign tourists are voting with their feet and going elsewhere.
Speaking foreign languages broadens our horizons and can act as an antidote against toxic xenophobia.
By Khaled Diab The Israeli government fears and combats peace and rights activists with greater gusto and urgency than armed extremists. Thursday 6 October 2016 Anyone who has met the soft-spoken and mild-mannered Brigitte Herremans, the Middle East policy officer at…
Rather than airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS), Belgium should strike at the root causes of homegrown extremism.