July 2021. A week after my Eindhoven escapade featuring the DAF Museum and a night at Hotel Mariënhage, I travelled to Utrecht for a culinary weekend with Steve. At that time, the Netherlands were very liberal concerning coronavirus countermeasures. That was both concerning and liberating at the time.
Leuven (or Louvain) is the only place in Belgium nominated for the ‘European Best Destination‘ poll.
Antwerp‘s real estate and urban development agency AG Vespa has appointed a design team for the Loodswezensite at the Scheldt Quays, near ‘t Eilandje and the Museum Aan de Stroom (Museum At the Stream, MAS). An eyecatcher wil be a Wall of Names, a memorial for victims of World War II.
October 2021. In our Grand Scheme of Travels, Danny and I had planned to be in Japan with Michel. Quod non. So let’s go back to March and April 2013, when my sister Florence, her husband Kenneth, my nephew Leo and my niece Isaline travelled to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto. The classic intro to Nippon…
The planned redevelopment of the Rubens House in Antwerp – with a new reception building in Hopland and a newly laid out garden – has now been expanded to include a refurbishment of the museum itself.
The Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) is looking for contributors in all art and activist forms for this annual queer activist event in Antwerp. These contributions can be artistic, activistic or academic.
In July 2021, I met up with the Flavourez crew for the first time. Flavourez is a new Dutch and Flemish gay lifestyle platform. Founder Luuk hosted a birthday party / crew meet-up in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. So I booked a room at Hotel Mariënhage in the centre of town.
The Tall Ships Races return to Antwerp this year, mooring at the Scheldt Quays from 22 to 25 July 2022.
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,…
Besides the renewed interest in night trains in Europe, besides an increase in awareness something must be done to make cross-boarder train travel in the European Union much easier, there’s also this Trans Europ Express 2.0. A revival of the old TEE network.