2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
April 2021. As COVID-19 still rages and we still live under coronavirus countermeasures, Oriol and I were looking fore hiking trails. As a long-time follower of Denzil‘s Discovering Belgium, I looked for inspiration on his hiking and nature blog and settled for ‘A 23 km hike around Viroinval‘.
In May 2021 the new Téléphérique de Namur was inaugurated, linking downtown Namur – called La Corbeille (The Basket) with the Citadel of Namur. A perfect excuse for Danny and I to travel to the capital of the Province of Namur and of Wallonia.
May 2021. The Belgian government lifted the ban on leisure travel in April, but strict travel rules limited options. As the Balearic Islands – lles Balears or Islas Baleares – were a yellow zone, we booked flights to and a hotel in Palma de Mallorca.
From 18 to 26 September 18 to 26, the new multidisciplinary arts festival Q.ARTz in Brussels puts LGBTQI+ artists in the spotlight. With accessible exhibitions, workshops and performances, the festival aims to support culture, diversity and the local economy.
As part of the Zomer van Antwerpen or Antwerp Summer festival, artivist Dan Acher from Switzerland installed his ‘Borealis‘ at Antwerp‘s Theaterplein, home of the Exotische Markt and Vogelenmarkt. It’s visible until the 29th of August. Every day from 9PM to 12AM.
May 2021. The Belgian government lifted the ban on leisure travel in April, but strict travel rules limited options. As the Balearic Islands – lles Balears or Islas Baleares – were a yellow zone, we booked flights and a hotel in Palma de Mallorca.
Oh no, I turned 40 in June. For years I escaped Belgium for my birthday. I even managed to do so last year, in between COVID-19 related leisure travel lockdowns, visiting my sister Florence in Switzerland. This year leaving the Realm proved to be very impractical. But Danny, his boyfriend Sam, Oriol and myself booked…
Antwerp Pride 2021 drew to a close on Sunday with the second of the Pride Village at Operaplein and of course many parties organised by the gay catering sector in Antwerp. According to chairman Bart Abeel, some 15,000 people attended official Antwerp Pride activities. In COVID-19 times, this is a pretty number.
To celebrate Timothy’s 40th birthday we decided to do one of our favourite activities, go away for a weekend. Originally we planned to go to Germany, France or Luxembourg to honour the tradition of being abroad for Timothy´s birthday, however Corona regulations decided otherwise and we started a last-minute search for a nice accommodation in…