On 11 March 2021, the European Parliament passed a resolution declaring the European Union a ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone‘. This resolution was a reaction to self-declared LGBT-free and ‘LGBT-ideology’ free zones in Poland and Hungary. But ILGA-Europe made a state of the European Union regarding the real-life situation of queer people in the EU.
From today, we can travel to and from Belgium. That travel can be non-essential. But while we can leave Belgium for another member state of the European Union or a member state of the Schengen Area, it is important to research which country is welcoming tourists.
The Consultative Committee of Governments has as expected decided to allow non-essential leisure travel from and to member states of the European Union. Starting 19 April. But it’s not a free pass.
COVID-19 | The updated Ministerial Decree of Minister of the Interior Annelies Verlinden (CD&V) confirms leisure travel outside Belgium and within the European Union and the Schengen Area will be allowed from 19 April. That is after the Easter School Holiday.
The European Commission has declared 2021 European Year of Rail.
The National Security Council of Belgium announced some major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures from 8 June.
Night trains, sleeper trains, sleepers. Call them what you want. Danny and I love night trains. So when Vanessa from Nessacityblog offered to lend me ‘Night Trains, The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper‘ by Andrew Martin, I didn’t refuse.
Jeroen started his Iberian rail adventures being nostalgic of night trains in his youth. He explained how difficult it can be to book night trains with Renfe, Spain‘s railway operator.
Train enthusiast Jeroen shares his story of the night train in Portugal and Spain. After describing his love of night trains and how he booked his cama grand clase, he tells Trip By Trip how the journey itself was.
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.