Staying at Sleep’n Atocha in Madrid

Surprise! I don’t always choose an expensive five-star hotel. On holiday in Madrid with Tim, I stayed at Sleep’n Atocha (Doctor Drumen 4). As you can guess, it’s near Madrid Puerta de Atocha railway station.

LATAM Dreamliner Business Class Frankfurt to Madrid and back

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,…

Gay pride calendar 2020

While 2019 commemorated, celebrated and misused the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969, 2020 actually marks the 50th anniversary of (gay) pride.

De Hallen Amsterdam

At the end of August, Thanh and I spent a day in Amsterdam. The reason or excuse was visiting the ‘Cool Japan‘ exhibition at the Tropenmuseum. During our walk through the streets of Amsterdam, we stumbled upon De Hallen Amsterdam.

Goodbye Thomas Cook 1841-2019

After recent financial struggles the British touroperating company Thomas Cook was forced to declare bankruptcy on the 23th september of 2019. It was founded in 1841 and started by organising trips to the seaside for British industrial workers, this was followed in 1855 by the first organised tours to Europe.

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

In the month of April I made a week long trip with Michel, discovering German aviation history in Friedrichshafen, Danish Railways History in Odense and navigating the sea to discover some Estonian history in Tallinn. We would be meeting up in Frankfurt as Michel was flying inbound on Latam´s daily 787 from Madrid while I…