If billionaire owner Fernand Huts gets his way, Antwerp‘s own skyscraper Boerentoren or Farmers’ Tower will get a huge ‘crown’ designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind. The landmark is being endowed with a new crown that will provide a 360° panorama across the northern port city. It’s far from a surprise the concept divides public…
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Legoland Belgium in Gosselies, Charleroi by 2027
Belgium is set to host the fourth Legoland amusement park in Europe. In 2027, the town of Gosselies near Charleroi in the province of Hainaut in Wallonia. The site used to host the Caterpillar machinery factory. The Walloon Government foresees 1,000 new jobs.
71 (68) countries where gay sex is illegal
The 17th of May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOBIT, or more commonly in Belgium, IDAHOT. As it falls on a Tuesday this year and Tuesday is one of our default publishing days with Thursday and Sunday, I’d thought I’d take a look at the state of affairs regarding state-sponsored…
Passenger Locator Form to mostly disappear, except if you enter Belgium from outside the European Union, including stopovers
On Friday 4 March 2022, the Consultative Committee of Governments in Belgium has announced a major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in the Kingdom under Code Yellow. You will only need to wear a face mask on public transport (train, tram, bus, metro) and in hospitals or other collective care facility. This ‘almost back to normal’…
Belgium introduces new passport design featuring iconic comic strip images
On January 27, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès (MR) launched the new Belgian passport. A document that is even more secure thanks to new security and personalization techniques.
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.
Impressions of Dubai
Dubai was the last of the three-legged trip I did in 2014. I started in Seoul, which I will describe later, joined my father for a brief visit to Abu Dhabi and we finished with a few days of sand and pool in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is more than the Yas Marina Circuit and home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Its main landmark is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit
Yes, it’s time for some Formula 1. As the COVID-19 stricken 2020 season draws to a close with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, it’s a perfect excuse for a Throwback Thursday to my short visit of Yas Marina Circuit back in 2014.
PHOTOS | Walking the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park
It’s Formula 1 time. The 2018 F1 season gets underway in Melbourne this Sunday. When I was in Australia in 2011 I went to walk the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park. The annual construction was underway.