REVIEW | Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof in Ghent

My Friend Gillis invited Sam and me to celebrate his birthday over a dinner in Ghent. As we would like to be able to drink a bit, we decided to stay the night in Ghent. For our stay we selected the Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof, one of the best hotels in Ghent. It also…

JAPAN 2013 | Looking back on and looking forward to a Japan trip

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 and…

ANTWERP | Red Star Line Museum of (e)migration

January 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic is still very present, as are coronavirus countermeasures. Museums are open though. So I found it appropriate to visit the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp. The subjects? The Red Star Line, migration and emigration, travel and hygiene and diseases. Topical, don’t you think? 

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…

Travel guide for people with HIV

For World AIDS Day, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and its charitable IGLTA Foundation created a travel guide for people living with HIV, the ‘LGBTQ+ Travel and HIV: Navigating the World Safely‘. Travelling as an out LGBTQI+ person can be challenging, travelling as person with HIV as well.