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Beer and bistros, but also Brussels sprouts and bureaucracy – these are the first things that spring to mind when I hear the word Brussels. Closely followed by “avoid at all costs when travelling by car”. Not many people know this, but the beltways around European capitals like Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels are not designed… read more »

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Davinia Lamme (32 jaar) werkt bij Larive International (www.larive.nl), een adviesbureau dat bedrijven begeleidt bij het betreden van markten in Centraal & Oost Europa, Azië en Oost Afrika. Davinia vervult een spilfunctie tussen het lokale partnernetwerk (30 kantoren) in deze gebieden en haar klanten. Als geen ander weet zij waar de uitdagingen liggen bij het… read more »

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Bangkok en Helsinki

I’d like to round off this series on cities that might want to consider changing their names with Bangkok and Helsinki. I’d also like to extend unsolicited advice to Madrid, Los Angeles, Fukuoka, Sioux City and several other towns that have been lumped with questionable airport codes. Let me begin with Bangkok, which has made… read more »