The Amandine – a Belgian Trawler
17 December 2012 | Places
My recent visit to Belgium was in pursuit of King Leopold II’s Belgian Congo connections in Brussels and Ostend. I was only a few steps out of the Ostend train station when I came upon the Amandine, the last Ostend fishing trawler to operate in Icelandic waters. L...
Enclaves & Exclaves – Belgium/Netherlands
8 December 2012 | Places
Last year I blogged about visiting the National Library in Canberra, Australia and finding out about enclaves and exclaves along the borders between India and Bangladesh and between Belgium and the Netherlands. While I was in Belgium continuing my pursuit of King Le...
Looking for Leopold – Belgium & the Congo
6 December 2012 | Places
Last year I blogged about my travels around the Congo (the big, bad Congo DRC although I also hopped across the border – the Congo River – to Congo Brazzaville). Plus I read the best book to read about the Belgian colonial horror story – King Leopold’s Ghost.
30 December 2010 | Places
It's my annual look back at the year's travels. This year I started with Museums & Galleries, moved on to Cars & Bikes, then Animals & Wildlife, followed by Big Buddhas, 10 Books, Beaches, Aerial Views, Music and Weird Sightings, Great Signs.
The Overland Alliance
3 July 2009 | Transport
St Pancras Railway Station and Eurostar
Earlier this week I went to a meeting of the Overland Alliance – it’s a proposed new organisation to promote travelling to Europe from the UK at surface level. Now that the high speed line from London to the Channel is ope...