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Category Archives: Health
I discovered this rather selective smoking ban in a deserted village on the island of Caprera off Sardinia.
If you need to lose some pounds, you don’t need to worry about the carbon diet, the fiber diet, the water diet, the protein diet or all the other semi-scientific dietary cons anymore. I have discovered the guaranteed way to lose … Continue reading
Good Friday is the day of the year when Catholics try to show that they can be just as crazy and silly as members of most other religions. In the Philippines, some people beat themselves until they bleed, others re-enact … Continue reading
This week, I was without electricity (and thus without internet) for half a day after a thunderstorm, I ran out of gas in the kitchen, and I haven’t had water all weekend after the pipe leading to my neighborhood burst. After this experience, … Continue reading
Sark, one of the Channel Islands, doesn’t have cars. People move around mostly on bicycle. There are also some horse-drawn carriages and a few tractors, mainly to pick up supplies from the harbour. There are so few people that license … Continue reading
The last few days I’ve been rather sick. That’s a personal piece of information with which I wouldn’t normally bother the readers of my blog. But then I discovered the reason why I have fallen sick just now: some crazy … Continue reading
Nowadays, if you want to drink a Coke, you can choose among at least 17 different flavours: cherry, lemon, vanilla, with or without caffeine, with or without sugar, and now even a Coke with your own name. In the good … Continue reading
On 12 May 2013, I participated in a half marathon at beautiful Trakai in Lithuania. There were four laps, 5 km each, around the small town and along the shoreline of the lakes. It was very well organised and it was … Continue reading
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) writes that eating more insects could help fight world hunger. I am doing that already: UN, FAO and world hunger, you are welcome for my help!