Dinner at DINS Santi Taura in Palma de Mallorca

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. 

Orval Abbey near Florenville in Belgian Luxembourg

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…

A-stay in Antwerp

As during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021 all restaurants in Belgium where still closed the only option to eat out was stay overnight in a hotel and enjoy one of their sleep and dine offers. As hotels where still allowed to offer in-room dining, it was one of the only options to have a…

#Zaakzonderhaat, a symbol for LGBTQI safe spaces in Antwerp

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) – 17 May – Antwerp Pride, Mister Gay Belgium, Het Roze Huis, Unia and the Antwerp horeca federation are launching Zaak Zonder Haat, Business Without Hate, with accompanying #zaakzonderhaat. It has the support of the City of Antwerp and Police Zone Antwerp.

Impressions of Seoul

In 2014, I travelled alone to Seoul in the Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea. Thus far, it’s my last big solo trip. It was an interesting experience. I’ve forgotten many details and activities I did. That’s why we blog since 2017. But anyway, thanks to photos on Facebook, my guidebook, Wikipedia and…

REVIEW | Lufthansa Business Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

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…