China: flipping the (non)-interfering coin

Africa as a natural resource rich continent has attracted many non-African states to invest and trade. Both Western countries and China have been engaged in Africa for centuries (Dorman, 2014). However, there have been significant differences in terms of approach. Western diplomacy is characterised by interfering with the alter nation’s…

Queen Bee?!

The 'Gender Gap' policy, with its purpose to increase the number of women up to 30% in top positions on the workforce, has been reached in Dutch governmental organizations (note: not in business life). Now what? It's not that all of a sudden we have become more he for she;…

Veggie Tajine

Veggie Tajine for Three This tajine is not only super easy to cook and delicious, but also perfect for social settings. It must be cooked in an actual tajine; this determines many of the flavours. Buy yourself a tajine and enjoy the oriental flavours that accompany it. Ingredients 4 Potatoes…

Perfectionism, it ain’t all that.

“Fear is just perfectionism in really good shoes.” A quote from Elizabeth Gilbert I read the other day. That’s exactly what it is. When we have job interviews we mention it as ‘a bad habit’ secretly hoping and knowing that the interviewer sees it as something positive. It means you…

New York City

Who has never heard of one of the biggest cosmopolitan cities that is New York?! One of the many things my best friend Tara and I have in common is our love for New York City. From the  first time we visited the Big Apple, it captured our hearts. The…

Morocco: An Enchanting Country

Morocco – a country that is rich in landscapes, culture, religious diversity, intellectual and philosophical traditions and not to mention the influence it exerted throughout history in the form of (indigenous Berber and Arabic) dynasties and empires that reached Northern Africa and Spain. Today, Morocco has something to offer everyone:…