Non-essential trips in and out of Belgium banned until 1 March

The Consultative Committee of Federal and Regional Governments ha s 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. 

Why Ryanair doesn’t fly to New York

Norwegian announced it will no longer operate long haul flights. For years Norwegian has tried to conquer the transatlantic market by trying to develop a low cost long haul model. Other companies like WOW Air and Primera went bankrupt trying to successfully operate low cost long haul airlines. Why is it so hard to copy…

Hyperion Leipzig

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…

PHOTOS & VIDEOS | Antwerp’s WWI memorial pontoon bridge

October 1914. Belgian troops flee or retreat – depending if you want a euphemism or not – for the advancing German troops by crossing the Scheldt river in Antwerp using a pontoon bridge. Fast forward to 2014. Some 100,000 Antwerpians cross a memorial pontoon bridge, taking selfies.

800 years of Antwerp city rights

On 21 February 1221 Henry I, Duke of Brabant granted the City of Antwerp city rights or town privileges. The charter was more a confirmation of an already existing situation, but is still worth a commemoration.