Bordeaux has been on my and our wish list for a while, so Danny and I visited in September 2019. Unfortunately we only had an afternoon, a full day and a morning. So we had to ‘speed things up’.
If you get the chance, go and visit the ‘Porn, Pulp and Literature‘ at the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, aka Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, in Antwerp.
Antwerpen Koekenstad holds Chocoladeweek or Chocolate Week from 6 to 15 March. An opportunity to discover chocolate goodness in Antwerp.
While 2019 commemorated, celebrated and misused the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969, 2020 actually marks the 50th anniversary of (gay) pride.
We travelled to some pretty awesome destinations, stayed at extraordinary hotels, travelled along most scenic routes and experienced some pretty amazing activities, museums or other things to do. Here’s the best of 2019.
Recently after a long renovation process and years of neglect the Handelsbeurs or Bourse of Antwerp reopened. But the neo-gothic hall isn’t open 24/7 to the general public. I attended a Christmas concert to be able to go inside.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2020 wil take place from Saturday 1 until Sunday 9 August. As usual it wil coincide with Antwerp Pride, from 5 until 9 August.
From now on travellers can carry a world of health information in their pocket. The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp has developed a new app that keeps travellers informed about the health risks at their destination.
At the end of August, Thanh and I spent a day in Amsterdam. The reason or excuse was visiting the ‘Cool Japan‘ exhibition at the Tropenmuseum.
In order to get to Bordeaux, Danny and I booked a Thalys in Comfort 1 from Antwerp-Central station to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy. That’s the TGV station for Disneyland Paris.