Will you treat stranger to a coffee?

Today when I went for my coffee in the café downstairs, I discovered saw they have a board next to the cashier. There are a few cards pinned on the board. I tried to figure out what it is.

Turned out you can pay for a coffee/soup/cold drink/pasta for someone who might need it one day.

It’s an initiative “uitgestelde dienst (delayed service)” made by an organisation called enchanté, of course alcoholic drinks can be treated.

I think it’s an interesting initiave and glad to see people already start to use it.

This is how the café looks like.

Will you treat stranger to a coffee this way? What do you think of the idea?

今天我去楼下喝咖啡的时候发现这家咖啡店的收银台上多了一个板子,上面钉着几个卡片。

再定睛一看,发现卡片上写着一杯咖啡,一份沙拉,一杯冰饮料,等。再一看,原来这个板子上的这些咖啡饮料是顾客买给陌生人的,如果你真的饿到不行可以来这里领取这些“免费”的咖啡和食物。

想法很有意思,大家应该很喜欢这个主意,板上已经有不少免费咖啡免费的午餐了。

你觉得这个想法怎么样?你会请陌生人喝咖啡吗?

Do you also like trains?

One of the travel clichés you hear a lot is: it is the journey and not the destination that matters. Certainly an overused phrase when it comes to travelling. Yet totally true. These days when I’m travelling, I really enjoy being on the way, rather than seeing a certain site or city. That’s why I love trains so much, especially the slow trains that takes ages to get to somewhere. Almost all the countries I’ve been to, if there exists train, I’ll take the train. Kinda obsessive? Maybe. Or maybe that’s simply the best way to travel around! It’s somewhat difficult to find all the old train photos throughout my travel years, but I managed to find some to share. train in Kyushu, Japan, and the man selling lunchboxes train in China, not the fast train overnight train in Kazakhstan, not bad at all! the Belgian train that I used to take every day to the French class Scenic Swiss train cute Taiwan train station and train overnight train in Thailand train to Saigon Indian trains are still the best! I miss it so much!! Trip 2017 feb 274.JPG Took the Georgian train in the winter, so scenic. How about you Steemians? Do you also like travelling by train? 今天我分享在各个国家搭火车的照片。 你们也喜欢火车旅行吗?

Most beautiful concert venue in Brussels – Le Botanique

As a live concert lover, I’m familiar with most concert halls in Brussels. There are quite a few in the city, Brussels is a great city for all kinds of concerts.

I would be happy every time the concert is in Le Botanique, simply because it’s more beautiful than other halls.

While waiting for the concert, you can take a walk inside the botanic garden in front of the hall, or sit in the terrace grab a drink with the view of the city.

It’s not far from Brussels Nord train station, about 10 min walk.

The garden

Concert Hall

The botanic garden is probably not the most impressive one with the most kinds of plants. But the concert venue is beautiful and nicely decorated.

Long times ago Le Botanique, as its name suggests, must have been a botanic garden, and the greenhouse shaped concert hall was supposed to be a greenhouse.

But for many years it’s been like now, the venue is more for upcoming talent, acoustics, experimental sort of concerts, and often tickets aren’t too expensive conpared to those already established bands. It’s fun to discover some new bands there.

Bands/singers that played here in Botanique or in Brussels are painted on the ground.

There are several halls in various sizes.

Drahla, post-punk band from Leeds

In short, old botanic garden turning into lovely concert venue, not far from Brussels Nord, might worth a visit in the sunmer or if there’s some upcoming bands you want to see.

今天来跟大家介绍布鲁塞尔的一个小演唱会场馆Botanique,名字翻译过来是植物园。

很久以前应该是个植物园,但是现在很多年来这个植物园的温室花园被改建成了演唱会场馆。当然外围的花园还是保留,虽然不是植物最多最美的植物园,但是有很多欧式的雕塑,还是挺漂亮。

我喜欢去现场看一些比较冷门的团,Botanique是一个好地方,很多在这里演出的都是还只出个一两张专辑的团,所以票价也很便宜,演出也不长,通常一小时。试想如果这些乐队未来出名了,还可以说当年我看过他们的小演出呢哈哈哈哈哈!

昨天去看了一场英国后朋乐队叫做Drahla,他们还不错哦!