Carl De Keyzer, a Belgian photographer specialized in communist countries, has produced a new book, ‘Grand Tour‘, in which he visits the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea.
As we heard that the Euronight Jan Kiepura From Dortmund to Warsaw would stop running at the end of 2016, along with all other Deutsche Bahn night services, we decided to make one last trip and decided to go for a weekend to Warsaw there we decided to try out the InterContinental hotel as I heard a lot about it and wanted to experience it myself.
When I was looking for hotels for my Switzerland trip in 2013, I stumble upon an error fare at the M Gallery Royal – St. Georges hotel in Interlaken. I could book the royal suite for the price of a normal 2 persons room and of course I didn’t hesitate a second to book and try it out. M Gallery is the brand of boutique and luxury hotels of Sofitel (part of the ACCOR group), usually having a rich history.
Coming home from Taiwan, I flew with Turkish Airlines from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Istanbul Atatürk Airport on TK25 and then on TK1671 to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN). So, how was it?
Ah, we Belgians love to complain. And if you want to complain without stepping on anyone’s toes, complain about the weather. So go to somewhere warm while it’s raining, storming, snowing or ‘colding‘ in the Kingdom of Belgium.
In 2015 I got the chance to explore LAN (since then merged with TAM and renamed LATAM Airlines) Business Class on their 5th freedom flight from Frankfurt to Madrid. The plane flies the route Frankfurt to Santiago de Chile with a stopover in Madrid and to fill the plane on the Frankfurt to Madrid segment, LATAM often has some bargains on sale. For me this was the ideal opportunity to try out a long-haul Business Class product with lie-flat seat and a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner so I naturally I jumped on the chance and jetted off for a weekend to Madrid.