July 2022. As a teacher, Steve has the possibility to do a bigger trip in the school summer break. I don’t, or rarely do. After The Hague in 2020 and Utrecht in 2021, we decided to go to Germany for a now more or less traditional three-day weekend in July. Our eye fell on Stuttgart,…
MECHELEN | Kazerne Dossin presents exhibition ‘Homosexuals and Lesbians in Nazi Europe’ – 16 February to 10 December 2023
Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen presents the temporary exhibition ‘Homosexuals and Lesbians in Nazi Europe‘, which will run from Thursday 16 February to Sunday 10 December 2023.
Rainbow zebra crossing in Berchem
The Antwerp district of Berchem – where I grew up – has now its own rainbow zebra crossing. I noticed it recently, walking in the Grotesteenweg (Great Causeway or Grande Chaussée), also known as the N1, at the crossing with the Driekoningenstraat (Magi Street) and Berchem District Hall.
Monkeypox vaccine, an excuse to visit Valenciennes
September 2022. Just over a month after Maarten and I went to Lille for our first jab of the monkeypox vaccine, we went to Valenciennes for the second jab.
Monkeypox vaccine, an excuse for a day trip to Lille
Summer 2022. The monkeypox virus is spreading, almost exclusively amongst men who have sex with men (MSM). In Belgium it was and is almost impossible to be vaccinated. But in France, conditions are less strict. The Centre De Dépistage Anonyme Et Gratuit (CeGIDD) or Anonymous and Free Screening Centre in Lille (Rijsel) announced a day…
SNCF inOui (ex-TGV) Marseille to Lille
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.
London – Lille – Brussels in Eurostar’s refurbished e300 / Class 373 / TMST
After a weekend in London, Steve I returned to Belgium with the 17.55 Eurostar to Brussels. Tó the United Kingdom we traveled in Eurostar’s e320 (aka Siemens Velaro). On the return journey we got a refurbished e300, aka British Rail Class 373 or TGV TMST.
How to book a bed on Renfe’s Talgo night trains in Spain
Train enthusiast Jeroen travelled by train in Spain and Portugal in 2018. He shares his adventures with Trip By Trip. He first told us why he likes night trains.
Belgian Rail introduces new train services to France
The Belgian rail operator NMBS / SNCB will start new train services between Walloon cities and French cities, including Paris. The launch is due in December 2018.