The Hotel. Brussels

Up until May 2021 all bars and restaurants where still closed due to coronavirus countermeasures. The only exception to enjoy a nice dining experience was to visit a hotel that offered a sleep and dine offer. The Hotel. in Brussels offered a nice sleep and dine arrangement in which they teamed up with a different…

Mountaineering in Germany part 2: The Alpspitz

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.

VIDEO | Aurora Borealis at Antwerp’s Theaterplein

As part of the Zomer van Antwerpen or Antwerp Summer festival, artivist Dan Acher from Switzerland installed his ‘Borealis‘ at Antwerp‘s Theaterplein, home of the Exotische Markt and Vogelenmarkt. It’s visible until the 29th of August. Every day from 9PM to 12AM.

Dinner at DINS Santi Taura in Palma de Mallorca

May 2021. The Belgian government lifted the ban on leisure travel in April, but strict travel rules limited options. As the Balearic Islands – lles Balears or Islas Baleares – were a yellow zone, we booked flights and a hotel in Palma de Mallorca. 

Bouillon, more than its castle

Oh no, I turned 40 in June. For years I escaped Belgium for my birthday. I even managed to do so last year, in between COVID-19 related leisure travel lockdowns, visiting my sister Florence in Switzerland. This year leaving the Realm proved to be very impractical. But Danny, his boyfriend Sam, Oriol and myself booked…

Visiting Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze

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.

Impressions of Palma de Mallorca

May 2021. The Belgian government lifted the ban on leisure travel in April, but strict travel rules limited options. As the Balearic Islands – lles Balears or Islas Baleares – were a yellow zone, we booked flights and a hotel in Palma de Mallorca. 

Bouillon Castle

Oh no, I turned 40 in June. For years I escaped Belgium for my birthday. I even managed to do so last year, in between COVID-19 related leisure travel lockdowns, visiting my sister Florence in Switzerland. This year leaving the Realm proved to be very impractical. But Danny, his boyfriend Sam, Oriol and myself booked…

Antwerp Pride 2022 from 10 to 14 August for a 15th edition

Antwerp Pride 2021 drew to a close on Sunday with the second of the Pride Village at Operaplein and of course many parties organised by the gay catering sector in Antwerp. According to chairman Bart Abeel, some 15,000 people attended official Antwerp Pride activities. In COVID-19 times, this is a pretty number. 

Mercure Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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…