Japanese tourists becoming sick after visiting Paris. Sounds bizarre but it’s a real phenomenon. There is a special hospital for Japanese who feel homesick and depressed, sometimes because of the rude French behaviour. Story by Nicky Mai Paris is known for its culture, cuisines and literature. It’s one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and many people see Paris as a glamorous and trendy … Continue reading Why do Japanese tourists become sick when visiting Paris?
Locals in Paris are living their life in the midst of the massive tourism. Is this Parisian café culture that attracts tourists comparable to the hang-out spots of the locals? I spoke to several locals and asked for their perspectives on mass tourism. And to really explore the local café life-style I visited two local places to give my experience as a tourist. Story by … Continue reading Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?
By Evanne Mientjes & Julia Kraan When you walk through the city of Maastricht you may feel like a tourist in your own country. There is beautiful nature, a shopping centre and there are a lot of places to eat. But besides that, when you look up, you can also see some of the Maastricht’s dialect. In the … Continue reading Bilingual street signs in the city centre of Maastricht
Transparency will be vital in the prevention of a Corona outbreak in Europe, says Eline Verheij, an assistant virus researcher at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. Continue reading “The problem is that we hardly know anything about COVID-19”
Being a tourist in a big city like Istanbul can be challenging. I asked around to hear how tourist deal with active scammers and a common lack of English speaking inhabitants. By Sandra Deira Continue reading Podcast: Istanbul’s tourism
The center of Amsterdam is turning into a Disneyland. Streets and canals are filled with tens of thousands of tourists all year long. Some inhabitants are not too happy about this and the council is looking at measures to make the old city less crowded. Continue reading Overtourism In Amsterdam