Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.
I was born in Anderlecht and grew up in the green border of Brussels, however I consider myself a Brusseleir. At the moment I work part-time as a journalist for the children’s website BRUZZ Ket, and a Dutch teacher for newcomers at Brusselleer.
How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?
Brussels has always been my main theme as a journalist. I’m curious and love hearing stories from people around me. Unconsciously, this probably explains why I became a journalist. I can’t see myself living in an other part of Belgium; anywhere else seems too boring.
Sometimes I wish Brussels was not that hilly, but hip hip hooray to my muscly calves!
List three things you like the most about Brussels.
- I like spotting new shops and places as I cycle without a planned route.
- Sometimes I wish Brussels was not that hilly, but hip hip hooray to my muscly calves!
- Every day, I feel like a little survivor riding through Brussels.
List three deciding factors that converted you to bicyle use.
- I don’t want to waste money on public transport.
- It’s a lot faster than any other means of transport.
- I don’t have to go to the gym anymore.
List three favourite bike routes in Brussels.
- Take the elevator at the Marolles, enjoy the breathtaking panorama and ride to Flagey.
- Enjoy a nice breeze along the canal.
- Greet people along my way on Dansaert, feeling like I live in a small village.