According to the journal La Capitale, the number of parrots in Brussels has grown by 30% within only three years. With about 10,000 exemplars flying and screaming around in Brussels parks, they start to become a threat to the biodiversity of indigenous bird and bat species; says the Environmental office. The region now evaluates countermeasures, including shooting and sterilisation.
Now, I don’t say this is good or bad. Maybe it is even just necessary but what I don’t like is how it is underlined three times that the parrots are noisy. As if they had chosen to come here and be annoying in the first place…
Life is funny if you have my sense of humor.
Peace and quiet, small villages, old churches, cows and horses grazing, birds flying over the polders, willows along canals – less then 10 cycling minutes from the city center of Blankenberge – exists another, much more beautiful and tranquille world. Over the 33 km long Gentele route, we cycled almost till Brugge before turning back. In a bit less than 4 hours, we hardly crossed more than 10 people but certainly ten times as many cows. It’s a very calm land out there, time seems like suspended and noises coming only from the wheels on the gravel.
aka Blankenberge: Thousands of people, parents scolding whining children, cigarette stubs in the sand, rubbish on the beach, concrete blocks and fat, lazy sea gulls.
Despite Belgium being a country known for it outstanding and high quality beer, the current holder of the record “The World’s Strongest Beer” are the Scottish.
This nice – just a tiny bit lecturing – times articles gives some deeeep insights into a micro war between micro breweries getting a maximum of alcohol in a bottle of beer.
The very best of this story though is the video add for the currently third strongest beer: Tactical Nuclear Penguin.