From Antwerp to Dresden by train

In May Ivan and I undertook another epic rail journey to Poland and Czechia in Eastern Europe. The first leg of this journey took us from our hometown of Antwerp towards the German city of Dresden. Dresden is located close to the Czech and Polish borders in Eastern Germany. I’ve always wanted to visit Dresden…

Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre

The Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre is located right next to the old town of Krakow, just across from the park with most sights and attractions in walking distance. The station is also only a 20 minutes’ walk away, right next to big shopping centre. The Hotel itself consists of an old building repurposed as…

Novotel Katowice Centrum

Even though the name of the Novotel Katowice Centrum makes it sound like it is located in the centre, it is actually located right outside the centre behind the University and along the a main road opposite the Silesian museum. This location is ideal of you are travelling by car, but when you come by…

POLAND | 3 hotspots of gastronomy in Kraków

In November 2017 I attended the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Warsaw. I was taken under the wings of çavaria. Obviously I had to seize that opportunity. I stayed a bit longer and took the PKP pendolino train to Kraków.

Ticket Distribution: the failure of railways to sell themselves

Earlier this week I went to the international ticket office in Antwerp Central station to make some reservations for my trains for my upcoming trip to Poland. When I got to the front of the queue the man working the desk informed me the since the beginning of March they were only able to issue…