Rose garden

Last week I got the chance to meet up with Dandan, the Chinese girl discovering our beautiful Province of Antwerp. Sometimes all you need is a story, this one’s about “the rose”, to learn a thing or two about universal humanity. We met up at the rose garden of Vrijbroekpark in Mechelen, the perfect setting… More

Traveling close to home

Rose by Irving Penn When we think about traveling, we always prefer to go as far away as possible. We seem to be unable to completely relax at home or we forget that there’s a whole new world right outside our door. So when the Province of Antwerp contacted me to be part of their… More

Photo series: Ibiza

When traveling we always go loco on the photo front. These pictures didn’t make the cut into our Rural Ibiza Guide, but we think they deserve a post of their own on Yayzine. Welcome to Ibiza through the eyes of Michiel.       

Rural Ibiza guide

It was that time of year again. Time to escape it all. Recharge our batteries. Time to go back to the island. Ibiza, to most people, is still the walhalla of parties, decadence and booze, but we came to love a whole other side of the island. Which sounds quite funny as Ibiza is about… More

A short trip to Barcelona

Barcelona, a city loved by many, never visited by us, until recently that is. Somehow we always end up in Paris when it comes to city trips: that one occasion, that one expo drawing us in. So when Spanish airline Vueling invited us to go and celebrate San Jordi in their hometown, we made the… More

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A holiday in Madeira

The summer of 2014 was a tough one for me. I hit a physical and mental low point, I was exhausted. The perfect timing for a holiday. But where do you go to escape it all? To find 100% relaxation without spending too much time alone with the thoughts in your head? Michiel found the… More

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Monte Palace Jardim Tropical – Madeira

We’ve got a thing for botanical gardens when traveling. Whether you’re in a crowded city or in this case on a, green as it is, island like Madeira, a botanical garden always transports you into another world. An exotic world of serenity. We’d love to take you to the Monte Palace Jardim Tropical! This botanical… More