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.
2020. Here it is. This year, after some two years of researching for good prices and interesting destinations, we’re literally embarking on an Odyssey.
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.
Brussels is already gearing up for Belgian Pride 2020. Although the theme hasn’t been divulged yet, dates have.
On the 15 September I visited the Koninklijke Wachtkamer or Royal Waiting Room at Den Haag HS railway station. It located in The Hague, in The Netherlands.
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.
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.
If all goes well, Train World will operate steam train between Brussels and Mechelen (Malines), reports Gazet van Antwerpen. The service could start in 2020.