REVIEW | Holiday Inn Gdansk

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

JAPAN 2013 | Hakone Yumoto Onsen Tenseien

October 2021. In our Grand Scheme of Travels, Danny and I had planned to be in Japan with Michel. Quod non. So let’s go back to March and April 2013, when my sister Florence, her husband Kenneth, my nephew Leo and my niece Isaline travelled to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto. The classic intro to Nippon…

REVIEW | Carlton President Hotel Utrecht Maarssen ft. Restaurant One24

July 2021. A week after my Eindhoven escapade featuring the DAF Museum and a night at Hotel Mariënhage, I travelled to Utrecht for a culinary weekend with Steve. At that time, the Netherlands were very liberal concerning coronavirus countermeasures. That was both concerning and liberating at the time. 

Discovering Belgium and the Netherlands in COVID times

March 2020. The world learns the words coronavirus and COVID-19. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, restrictions of other kinds, social distancing and other new dynamics which have become more or less natural since. No foreign travel meant staying in Belgium. So in 2020 and 2021 we did quite a few domestic excursions to still our hunger for…

Darklands 2022 introduces Puppy Walk through streets of Antwerp 

Belgian Leather & Fetish Pride Darklands in Antwerp is set to take place from Wednesday 4 to Monday 9 May 2022. Pandemic or not, the organising committee continues its preparations. Darklands announced a Puppy Walk through the streets of Antwerp. And no, there are (probably) no actual puppies involved.

REVIEW | InterContinental Berlin

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

REVIEW | Holiday Inn Hasselt

After our disappointing stay at Hotel Paping in Ommen, we decided to go for another weekend away to try to have a better experience. As I still had a bunch of IHG points that I wasn’t yet able to spend due to Corona travel restrictions we decided to go to Hasselt and spend a night…

REVIEW | Paping Hotel & Spa

As my boyfriend had received a Bongo voucher for a hotel stay as a Christmas gift we decided to try it out for a weekend getaway. Browsing to the list of available hotels on the Bongo website we didn’t encounter many interesting properties. In the end we settled with the Paping Hotel & Spa in…

REVIEW |Ibis Innsbruck

Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…