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.
The National Security Council of Belgium announced some major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures from 8 June.
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.
33% of people of Flanders expect to be able to go on vacation within Belgium as of July. 16% as of August, 15% as of September. 17% expect to be able to travel outside the kingdom as of July, 10% as of August, 20% as of September. 35% expect to have to wait until 2021.
“Blijf in uw kot” is Belgium‘s powerful short message to its inhabitants. Kot is colloquial Flemish Dutch for ‘home’.
Every story has an ending and so has our September 2019 France escapade with Bordeaux and Marseille. It was time to return home from Marseille-Saint-Charles. We took an inOui, ex-TGV, to Lille-Europe and then a Belgian NMBS / SNCB train to Kortrijk and Antwerp.
Danny and I were one full day in Marseille on our September 2019 France getaway featuring Bordeaux and Marseille. We stayed at the InterContinental Marseille Hôtel-Dieu.
Early 2020 AD. Timothy 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. For our big Odyssey to Australia, Timothy and I decided to treat ourselves and fly overthere in business class. Swiss offered the…
It will sadden Thibault of Simply Railway but push-pull trains are losing ground to EMU’s (automotive trains). Danny and I were happy to still be able to experience Corail coaches from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Marseille-Saint-Charles in France.
Bordeaux has been on my and our wish list for a while, so Danny and I visited in September 2019. Unfortunately we only had an afternoon, a full day and a morning. So we had to ‘speed things up’.