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?





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.