VIENNA | Luxury Sisi’s in Schönbrunn Palace

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

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. 

Kazerne Dossin museum in Mechelen 

In April Tim, Danijel and I visited Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen. A museum dedicated to Belgium‘s involvement to the persecutions during World War II.

Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2022 programme and schedule

It’s that time of the year again: Antwerp Pride and Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. Pride focuses on the second weekend of August: from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14. AQAF runs from 5 to 28 August. In 2022, Antwerp Pride turns 15 and looks 15 years into the future under the banner of ‘Queertopia‘. AQAF hasn’t…

Five years of Trainbow Belgium 

Doubting professional skills, being sidelined, insults, inappropriate jokes, or systems inappropriate for recognizing gender identity – these are still discriminations that the LGBTQIA+ community sometimes faces at work. The Belgian railways have moved in the direction of greater integration. For 5 years now, Trainbow Belgium, a group of LGBTQIA+ sympathizers of NMBS / SNCB, Infrabel…

MONKEYPOX IN BELGIUM | Darklands warns visitors, as gay men are more at risk

Gay fetish and kinks festival Darklands has sent an email to its visitors to warn them for monkeypox, the ‘new’ disease spreading. “The health department of the Belgian government has confirmed three cases of the monkeypox virus linked to visitors at Darklands”, the festival communicates to its visitors.

71 (69) 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…

Eurostar post-Brexit

As travelling to the United Kingdom from 11 February 2022 was once again possible without too much hassle, we went for a weekend to London for the first time since 2019. As in the meantime Brexit has happened we wanted to see what the effect would be on Eurostar services.