ANTWERP | Murals to return to Voetgangerstunnel

The Roads and Traffic Agency (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer) will restore the original frescoes in the St. Anne’s Pedestrian Tunnel or Sint-Annavoetgangerstunnel this year. Antwerp resident Karel Gilleir (74) has been striving for the restoration since 2013. 

Royal de Luxe Giants return to Antwerp from 25 to 27 August 2023

From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August, the city of Antwerp will again welcome the Giants of Royal de Luxe, the famous French street theater company. Royal de Luxe has visited Antwerp several times over the past 20 years with their impressive performances. Even now, the arrival of these giants is traditionally accompanied by a…

REVIEW | Colonté Hotel Origen in Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico 

June 2022. Although I have been in Mexico before, the last time was in 1994-1995. Twenty-seven years later, Oriol and I are doing a classic tour of the United Mexican States, featuring Mexico City (CDMX); Palenque in Chiapas; Villahermosa in Tabasco; Uxmal, Mérida, Chichen Itza, Ek’ Balam, Valladolid,  and a few cenotes (waterholes) in Yucatán…

ANTWERP | Rubens House closed for renovation

The Rubens House in Antwerp received its very last for a while on 8 January 2023. The closure of the museum is the starting signal for the renovation of Rubens’ greatest masterpiece: the historic artist’s home. 

RAIL TOUR OF EUROPE | How easy is touring Europe by train? 

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

DEVON | Cruising River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth 

June 2022. Making the best of four weeks off, after the Mediterranean cruise for Danny and Mexico for Timothy, we organised a train trip in England. On the menu: Bletchley Park, the night train to Penzance, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and the Isle of Wight. On the last day, we roamed around London to sample…

YUCATÁN | Ek’ Balam 

June 2022. Although I have been in Mexico before, the last time was in 1994-1995. Twenty-seven years later, Oriol and I are doing a classic tour of the United Mexican States, featuring Mexico City (CDMX); Palenque in Chiapas; Villahermosa in Tabasco; Uxmal, Mérida, Chichen Itza, Ek’ Balam, Valladolid,  and a few cenotes (waterholes) in Yucatán…