Hotel Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes

To escape the grey and wet Belgian wintery weather Gillis and I went for a short break in Southern France. We travelled there by train and would be staying 5 nights in Avignon to use it as a base for discovering the region and cities like Arles, Orange and Nîmes.

Travelling on TGV to Avignon

To escape the grey and wet Belgian wintery weather Gillis and I went for a short break in Southern France. We would be staying 5 nights in Avignon and use it as a base for discovering the region and cities like Arles, Orange and Nîmes.

Flying Aegean Istanbul to Brussels

After our short night at the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport we took the complimentary hotel shuttle back to the airport. As is usual in Turkish airports we had to pass through a security check before we could enter the airport terminal.

Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport

As we only had a short time in Istanbul between our arrival and departure (it was a mileage run after all), we decided to stay in a hotel close to the airport. As the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport, was only a 10 minute drive away, offered a complimentary airport shuttle service and an…

Aegean lounges in Athens Airport

Aegean Business Lounge Area A Extra Schengen The lounge in the A gates area is the smaller of both Aegean business lounges in Athens Airport, located in the far end of the A Area after walking through a long prison like corridor. It was only recently opened and caters to the Aegean and Star Alliance…

Flying Aegean Brussels – Strasbourg – Athens

In the final days of 2018 my friend Michel asked me whether I wouldn’t want to join him on a mileage run in January, he needed to fly four flights on Aegean Airlines to keep his Star Alliance Gold Status. As I had the time and never flew them before I decided to tag along.