July 2022. As a teacher, Steve has the possibility to do a bigger trip in the school summer break. I don’t, or rarely do. After The Hague in 2020 and Utrecht in 2021, we decided to go to Germany for a now more or less traditional three-day weekend in July. Our eye fell on Stuttgart,…
Flying from Cancún to Mexico City and to Amsterdam
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…
European Commission supports 10 pilot projects for cross-border train travel, but Back On Track Belgium calls out key weakness
The European Commission will support ten pilot project for new cross-border services and the improvement of existing ones, it announced recently. But that support is not financial. Back On Track Belgium says the initiative is weak.
WorldPride 2026 Amsterdam now also EuroPride
The European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) has announced that Pride Amsterdam will hold the title of EuroPride in 2026, when they will also hold the WorldPride title.
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,…
Back On Track Belgium reiterates necessity for new night train rolling stock
Last week, European Sleeper announced the actual start of night train service between Brussels and Amsterdam at one end, and Berlin at the other. Prague is for later. Back On Track Belgium takes this opportunity to reiterate the necessity for new sleeper train rolling stock.
EUROPEAN SLEEPER | ‘The Good Night Train’ Brussels – Amsterdam – Berlin starts on 25 May 2023
“We did it! We are launching our own sleeper service Brussels – Amsterdam – Berlin“, European Sleeper (ES) announced. The first journey will take ‘The Good Night Train‘ from Berlin to Brussels on Thursday 26 May 2023. The first return trip is on Friday 27 May. The service is due to run three times per…
WorldPride 2025 moves from Taiwan to Washington DC, WorldPride 2026 awarded to Amsterdam
Pride Amsterdam will host WorldPride 2026. And Capital Pride in Washington DC takes over from Kaohsiung in Taiwan for WorldPride 2025.
EuroPride 2025 in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon in Portugal has been chosen as the host city of EuroPride in 2025.
ANTWERP | LGBTQIA+ bookshop Kartonnen Dozen stops
The last paragraph looms for Antwerp‘s LGBTQIA+ bookshop Kartonnen Dozen as no-one was found to succeed Johanna Pas as co-owner and co-manager. The shop will close on the 29th of October 2022.