I love microstates. I love how they survived history to remain independent. They survived aggression by bigger powers and show a middle finger to expectations of rationalisation, logic and simplification. In 2015 I made a stop in the Most Serene Republic of San Marino.
In search for Belgium‘s third oldest in-use railway station, Danny and I went to Ronse / Renaix, a facility municipality in the province of East Flanders.
For gay and bisexual men, overseas travel is on hold for 2020. That is one of the findings of a large Romeo survey concerning attitudes in a context of coronavirus COVID-19.
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
The Loft is the flagship lounge of Brussels Airlines. In 2018 the lounge was renovated and enlarged. Last year, it won the World Travel Award for being the best business class lounge in Europe. Let’s check if this award is well deserved. Spoiler: yes.
Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.
Night trains, sleeper trains, sleepers. Call them what you want. Danny and I love night trains. So when Vanessa from Nessacityblog offered to lend me ‘Night Trains, The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper‘ by Andrew Martin, I didn’t refuse.
29 March 2019. On this fateful day the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union. What will happen to the Eurostar and by extension ferry services and air traffic?
As Danny and I slowly prepare our 2020 Australia – New Caledonia – Vanuatu – Fiji cruise with Princess Cruises, it’s smart to look at what we need to do to be allowed to enter Australia.
There we go. The Dutch government wants to introduce a flight tax of 7 euros per plane ticket, regardless of the destination or the ticket price. It’s no surprise.