Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…
Month: January 2021
Antwerp’s LGBTQI+ bookshop Kartonnen Dozen wins Çavaria Media Award
Boekhandel Kartonnen Dozen in Antwerp has won the annual Çavaria Media Award. Brussels based Protest to support the Polish LGBT+ community won the Çavaria Campaign Award.
VIDEO | Bicycle ramp for Parkbrug at Park Spoor Noord / ‘t Eilandje in Antwerp
The Parkbrug (Park Bridge) at the end of Italiëlei (Italy Boulevard) is a relatively new landpark in Antwerp and a very popular photo spot. It links Park Spoor Noord (North Rail Park) with ‘t Eilandje neighbourhood.
VIDEO | Walking the future Spoorpark between Zurenborg (Antwerp) and Borgerhout
Due to its location and intensions, the future Spoorpark (Rail Park) linking the Antwerp neighbourhood of Zurenborg with the District of Borgerhout reminds remotely of The High Line in New York City and the original La Promenade Plantée in Paris.
Flying from Europe to Australia
After literally years of planning, we travelled to Australia to visit Sydney, to cruise to the Pacific Ocean territories of New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji and to hop over to Melbourne. The year was 2020 and it was just before the pandemic.
No leisure travel to and from Belgium: these are the rules
From today, 27 January 2021, until 1 March 2021, travel to and from the Kingdom of Belgium is severely restricted. The Ministerial Decree has been published in the Belgian Monitor, Belgium’s Official Journal.
REVIEW | Lufthansa Business Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport
After we arrived in Frankfurt on a ‘five star’ short haul business class, it was time to check out the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge. I’ve put ‘five stars’ between brackets, because Lufthansa is officially a five star airline according to rating website Skytrax. Our flight from Brussels to Frankfurt was not very five star, so…
2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
Non-essential trips in and out of Belgium banned until 1 March
The Consultative Committee of Federal and Regional Governments has announced a ban of non-essential travel in and out of Belgium from 27 January until 1 March. This new coronavirus countermeasures aims to avoid a new peak in infections and minimise the import of the dreaded so-called British variant.
Impressions of Dubai
Dubai was the last of the three-legged trip I did in 2014. I started in Seoul, which I will describe later, joined my father for a brief visit to Abu Dhabi and we finished with a few days of sand and pool in Dubai.