Why is November 11th so important in some countries?

Why is November 11th so important in some countries?

November 11th is known as Armistice Day in some countries (such as in Belgium and France) or Rememberance Day (as it is known in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations). The date commemorates the 1918 armistice with Germany which marked the end of the First World War. As a non-native European I didn’t fully understand why the First one took precedence over the Second, when the latter cause a lot more bloodshed and destruction. It was only a couple of years after arriving in Belgium I truly understood.

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Ways to Get Royally Screwed: The Story of Charles II of Spain

Ways to Get Royally Screwed: The Story of Charles II of Spain

Some say the best writing is that what comes out of the passionate pursuits of the writer. Things you are really enthusiastic about. Historical figures are one of my favorite things to read and totally geek out about, so I will share this passion with you. In this edition you will learn why it is generally not a good idea to marry your cousin… you can easily end up like Charles II of Spain.

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How to piss off THIS Colombian

How to piss off THIS Colombian

A couple of weeks ago there was a post titled How to piss off a Belgian, which quickly went viral in the expat community over here. The post was inspired by a series on the Matador Network called, well, “How to piss off…”
I quickly thought, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, I should totally write one about pissing off Colombians and swiftly began composing this tirade of grivances you are about to read…. But then I thought, how could it be no one had written one of those for Colombians?

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