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Ana Stambolic

Born and raised in Serbia, Ana learned how to fight for her dreams. After finishing a Master studies in Technical Science, she received an award and her science project “Advertise in the old Serbian press” was published. In 2015, she followed her heart and started a new life in Brussels… more »

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Andrea Gabellone

Andrea Gabellone was born in Pisa, Italy, and has lived in Brussels, Belgium, since 2010. Gabellone is currently working toward his undergraduate degree in business at Vesalius College. He is a member of the association of certified public accountants (AICPA) and of the institute of Belgian internal auditors (IIA). He… more »

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Andreea Gulacsi

Andreea was born in Romania and has been living in Brussels for so many years now …she is practically Belgian. Almost. Coming to the capital of Europe with the intention to leave after university has turned into a more permanent stay. Belgium - and in particular Brussels- continues to surprise… more »

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Anne Boyle

Anne Boyle is a native of Massachusetts but considers Belgium her home since her first study abroad experience in 2011. With a BA in Advertising/Public Relations from Loyola University Maryland, she decided to continue her education in Belgium, where she completed a MA in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven… more »

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Ayla Sileghem

Ayla is a 20-something Belgian with roots in other places. She teaches Japanese, writes pieces in English and is always open for a change. Raised in Kenya, she picked up English at a young age and still prefers writing in English instead of Dutch. She studied Japanese at the Catholic… more »

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Bridgette Williams Gottwald

Bridgette was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Brussels in April 2015 with her husband. She got married to her high-school sweetheart from age 16 in October 2014. They moved to Brussels, as expats, and the past year has been exhilarating for them. In college, she studied event management… more »

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Camilla Colavolpe

Roman native but Brussels based for a couple years now, Camilla graduated in Law at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome before studying European affairs in Brussels. Social media guru and bookworm (especially of Pennac’s Malaussène saga and South American writers), passionate about urban exploration and its narrative, art… more »

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Chiara Bellani

Chiara was born and raised in the Roman countryside, but always had quite an international vocation. She studied in Norway and Canada before moving to Brussels, where she works in the field of education and culture since 2013. Passionate about international and social affairs (with a special interest for environmental… more »

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Eleni Vervenioti

Eleni was born in Athens where she completed her studies in Philosophy and Literature. She has previously worked as a teacher and her passions are literature, photography and food. Writing for Culturetrip.com is a refreshing activity that involves all things she really loves.

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Ester Bonadonna

Ester is a graduate in International Relations with a passion for migration and climate change issues. She was raised in Verona, in northern Italy, and studied in Rome, Aix-en-Provence and Brussels, where she lives since 2014. Passionate about reading and photographing, she loves sunny days, walks in nature, good food… more »

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Ethel Dilouambaka

Polyglot, adventure seeker, food enthusiast. Ethel enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, where there is usually a certain amount of eating and drinking involved. Raised in Brussels where she completed her master of translation, she lives (for now) in Athens and enjoy occasional travels around the world, photography… more »

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Ioanna Sakellaraki

Having already lived in seven countries and numerous cities around Europe, Ioanna sees herself as a global citizen thriving for new places with new people. Her educational background and professional experience in journalism and urban culture in combination with her passion for travelling, writing and photography make her an ambitious… more »

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James Radke

James Radke is a Medieval and Renaissance Historian living in Flanders. James enjoys traveling, photography, museums, Belgian beer and collecting old books. Writing for The Culture Trip gives him the opportunity to continue learning about his favorite experiences in Belgium. James looks forward to discovering more about Belgium’s long history… more »

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Johanna Stapelberg

Johanna Stapelberg was born and raised in Vaxholm, Sweden but has lived in Brussels since 2009 at the age of twelve. After studying natural science in Scandinavian School of Brussels, she decided to take a gap year and work as a home teacher in Brussels for Swedish speaking children. Johanna… more »

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Kathryn Bulanowski

Passionate about art and wine, this New York- born history buff now happily lives and works in Leuven, Belgium. Having received a Masters degree in Cultural Studies, Kathryn enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone and experiencing new people, places, and things. She has an endless urge to travel; discovering… more »

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Laura Tombolato

Intrigued by different cultures, Laura has lived and breathed Egyptology and British mystery novels since a very young age. Born in Italy, where she obtained her BA in English and Russian, she decided to go beyond book-based knowledge and started to explore. She moved to the UK and then settled… more »

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Maria Zouganeli

Born in Athens, Maro (as she’s known) has always been fascinated by the reporters featured in the films of the 60s. So, it was no surprise she decided to study Communication and Mass Media in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. When she was an Erasmus student in the… more »

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Marina Kazakova

Marina Kazakova is a Russian-Belgian author. She has an MA in public relations and spent 10 years as a copywriter/creative manager in Russia. In 2010 she continued her postgraduate art-based research work,’How to film poetry’ at Sint Lukas University Brussels. She currently lives, writes and films in Tongeren, Belgium. Her… more »

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María Maldonado

María Maldonado was born in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, and has moved several times from one city to another, in and out of her home country. She is currently living in Belgium and is studying a major in communication at Vesalius College. María is an aspiring journalist and filmmaker in her… more »

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Nana Van de Poel

Born in a sleepy town in the Belgian Kempen, Nana grew up loving stories in whichever way they presented themselves to her. Bedtime tales led to novels, novels led to films and both of those led to a BA in Journalism and an MA in Theater and Film Science from… more »