#1884 – Post-PhD Trips (Part II: Cinque Terre)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Background To me, Cinque Terre was the main destination of this trip to Italy. So in the planning stage, we tried to schedule our other…

#1883 – Wintery February

ENGLISH As usual, this February has been the coldest month this winter 😛 . While in Amsterdam it was also snowing in January (only for a little bit, though), it was much more frequent in February. In fact, it was more than enough for the snow to pile up! And those who have experienced snow…

#1882 – Post-PhD Trips (Part I: Genova)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Getting to Genova There was no direct Amsterdam – Genova flight on the day of our travel so we had to transit at Paris –…

#1881 – My PhD Defense and Graduation

ENGLISH At the end of January, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation and, therefore, was awarded my PhD degree. And here is the story of how that day, one of the most important days of my entire life, went. 1. The suiting up There was a strict dress code that I must follow for the defense. And…

#1880 – A Weekend Trip to … Marseille

ENGLISH As my Instagram (@azilko) followers would have known by now, I went on, yet, another weekend trip this weekend. Yep, I know, I just had a weekend trip a week ago and this weekend I went on another one, haha 😛 . This time, the destination was … Marseille. Yes!! Marseille, again!! Lol 😆…

#1879 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH Time Flew!! About three weeks ago, my parents and brother arrived in Europe to attend my PhD defense and graduation. While they were here, they did some travelling around Europe as well (which I joined the Italy and Marseille parts of their trip). They were scheduled to be in Europe for only about two and a half weeks, and somehow time…

#1878 – Post-PhD Trips (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6. Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Two weeks ago, I had my PhD defense and graduation which my parents and brother attended as well. When planning for the trip here, as…

#1877 – When No News Implies Good News

ENGLISH I wrote this post exactly two months ago, when I was still in the process of arranging my PhD defense and graduation. Obviously, it went well. But I was quite stressed at that time that I decided to channel some of those frustration (and, to some degree, worry) as a post. It helped. And…