REVIEW | Thalys Lounge at Brussels South/Midi station

Thalys, the high speed train company, offers a lounge in a selected number of train stations. Gaining access to one of their lounges is actually fairly easy. I got to check out the lounge at Brussels South/Midi station.

Antwerp – Brussels – Paris in Thalys Comfort 1

Thalys is the brand name for high speed trains connecting The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. At the end of January Bert, Wim and I travelled from Antwerp to Paris to attend a concert by film music composer Vladimir Cosma at Le Grand Rex.

Gay pride calendar 2019

Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.

Van Der Valk Hotel Hoorn

As Timothy and I had been planning to take a ride on the Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik for a long time we decided to do this in the weekend of 11th November.

The Netherlands to introduce a flight tax

There we go. The Dutch government wants to introduce a flight tax of 7 euros per plane ticket, regardless of the destination or the ticket price. It’s no surprise.