#1976 – Some Summer Stories

ENGLISH Overall, we in the Netherlands have been quite lucky with the weather this summer. It feels like there have been quite a lot of days (for Dutch standards) where the weather is really, really nice; and also only a few rains. Even though one of those few days was yesterday when it rained for…

#1975 – A Summer Weekend in London (Part II: London)

ENGLISH Posts in the A Summer Weekend in London series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights 3. Part II: London It is well-known already that I have fallen in love with London. So coming to this trip, I knew that I would enjoy my stay there. It was also good that I had been…

#1974 – Yet Another Weekend Story

ENGLISH As my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known, I went on yet another weekend trip this weekend! Haha 😛 . This time, it was the next edition of my AvGeek Weekend Trip this year. The idea behind this trip came three months ago, on my way back from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris during the…

#1973 – People *Can* Change

ENGLISH I came across something interesting when preparing some material for this post. It was not something surprising in general, but I was quite “wowed” to see that, apparently, I was a living proof for something. And that something was: people *can* change. In that post I linked to a post of mine from 2011,…

#1972 – The Egg Contamination Scandal

ENGLISH You might have heard of the egg contamination scandal in Europe from earlier this month. So several farms were closed in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany after it had been found out that the farms used fipronil, insectiside used to combat lice and banned in EU for use in the food industry. And don’t worry,…

#1971 – A Summer Weekend in London (Part I: The Flights)

ENGLISH Posts in the A Summer Weekend in London series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights 3. Part II: London KL977 (AMS-LCY) I was quite excited for this trip because it would be the first time I flew on a non-Schengen flight out of Schiphol since September 2016 when I flew to Sint Maarten!…

#1970 – Seven Years in Europe

ENGLISH My life in Europe, well, the Netherlands 😛 , started on this day seven years ago, when I got off Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 reg PK-GPI at Schiphol Airport as flight GA88 from Jakarta (via Dubai). A total random note: PK-GPI no longer flies for Garuda and is now operated by Chinese’s Beijing Capital…

#1969 – Photo Tales (43)

ENGLISH The theme of this Photo Tales post is some side stories of my impulsive weekend trip in July 2017 to watch Venus Williams’ singles match at the final of Wimbledon. The main story of this series can be found at the following links: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Getting to London and Back 3….