Tuesday was a big day for rail news. Privateers European Sleeper from the Netherlands and Moonlight Express from Belgium announced night train services from Brussels to Berlin. Earlier, the Austrian Federal Railway carrier ÖBB (with its Nightjet brand) also showed interest in linking Brussels to Berlin. Are three sleeper services too much? Perhaps not.
On Friday 5 March the Consultative Committee of Governments has decided to prolong the ban on leisure travel to and from Belgium to 18 April. That is after the Easter School Holiday.
COVID-19 or not, Antwerpen Koekenstad is holding the Antwerp Chocolate Week and Antwerp Pateekes Week from 5 o 14 March. So now.
After we arrived in Frankfurt on a ‘five star’ short haul business class, it was time to check out the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge. I’ve put ‘five stars’ between brackets, because Lufthansa is officially a five star airline according to rating website Skytrax. Our flight from Brussels to Frankfurt was not very five star, so…
2020 comes to an end. COVID-19 has been the most life disruptive thing in ages on a world stage and it still is.
My sister and my brother in law are champions at finding interesting excursions in Switzerland. In February, they took me to Valbella and Lenzerheide or Lai in the canton of Grisons (Graubünden).
Early 2020 AD. Danny and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.
On Saturday the 30th of May, the Exotische Markt or Exotic Market at Theaterplein in Antwerp reopened. It had been cancelled for some three months as a coronavirus COVID-19 countermeasure.
My sister is a champion at finding interesting excursions in Switzerland. In February, she took the family to Gruyères.
A week(end) after it was legally possible, the Exotische Markt on Saturday and Vogelenmarkt on Sunday will return under strict circumstances to the Theaterplein in Antwerp. Vendors will be granted a spot by lottery.