October 2022. As we wanted to test Trenitalia‘s Frecciarossa 1000 service from Paris to Milan, we planned a rail trip around it. From Antwerp to Paris with Thalys, the ‘Red Arrow’ to Milan and once in Italy continuing to Trieste and Bologna. The return trip took us to Basel in Switzerland to enjoy SBB‘s panoramic…
REVIEW | Hotel Cabin in Reykjavík
Iceland in November and December? Really? I saw an Icelandair promotion on Instagram which I couldn’t resist. The catch? It had to be late November to the start of December 2022. But I could – easily – enthuse Oriol to come along for a road trip in the South and West of Iceland.
REVIEW | Radisson Red Liverpool
Inspired by the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, we travelled by train to England in March. Combining ESC host city Liverpool with the industrial heritage of Manchester. Manchester to Liverpool was also the first steam railway line ever. A perfect pretext to travel to The North.
REVIEW | Pullman Stuttgart Fontana
It’s summer 2022 and for the first time in 12 years I finally had some time off of work during summer, luckily my boyfriend also had time off so we made a road trip to Germany. Originally we planned to stop at Karlsruhe to visit our friend Simon living there, unfortunately he was struck by…
Antwerp hotel industry demands stricter rules and enforcement for Airbnb as business tourism is not recovering
The number of accommodations rented through Airbnb has increased in Antwerp from 1,494 in 2017 to 1,942 nowadays, Gazet van Antwerpen reports. Horeca Antwerpen, the union for Antwerp hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars, is not amused and demands the government(s) take stricter action.
REVIEW | Hotel Fahrhaus Koblenz
It’s Summer 2022 and for the first time in 12 years I finally had some time off of work during summer, luckily my boyfriend also had time off so we made a roadtrip to Germany. Originally we planned to stop at Karlsruhe to visit our friend Simon living there, unfortunately he was struck by corona….
REVIEW | M-Gallery Le Louise in Brussels
When Oriol, Sam, Timothy and me took our ride on the Brussels Tram Experience dinner tram we decided to stay the night in Brussels so we could all enjoy some drinks and have a relaxed weekend. The Tram Experience starts and finishes at the Poelaert Square so we looked for a hotel nearby to crash….
REVIEW | Pullman Cologne
2022 was the first year since COVID-19 that the typical Christmas markets in Germany where back in full swing and without restrictions. As my boyfriend absolutely loves Christmas and everything around it we decided to go for a weekend to the famous Christmas markets of Cologne. Seemingly everyone had the same idea as hotel prices…
REVIEW | Hotel Kapellerput
For my birthday my boyfriend arranged a weekend away to the nearby Dutch City of Eindhoven. Instead of a city centre hotel he booked a stay in hotel located in the woods a bit outside of the centre. The hotel Kappelerput was actually built in the 1950’s by the Catholic Church as a seminar run…
REVIEW | The Gyle London
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…