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#1976 – Some Summer Stories

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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 the entire day thus creating this gloomy atmosphere. The tram service in Amsterdam was also disturbed yesterday, though I am not sure if this had something to do with the rain or not 😣.

Anyway, enough for the boring talk about the weather. Another aspect that is tightly related to summer is the summer bugs. As this is my first summer in Amsterdam, I just realized that despite Delft is not that far away, the summer bugs situation is actually quite different here, haha. I feel like there is much less fly flying around here than in Delft, which I find really, really nice. However, there is something else which I have encountered more here in Amsterdam: spiders! Yeah, I feel like there are more spiders here than in Delft! At least I have killed three (big-ish) spiders at home in the past month or so.

Speaking of summer in Amsterdam, now I do have the first-hand experience of the busy tourist season, that is the summer, haha πŸ˜› . Indeed Amsterdam feels different in the summer than in the winter, in the sense that there are more tourists flocking the city, even during the weekdays! The direct result which affects me is that the more crowded public transportation these days! Lucky I have moved to Amsterdam so that I do not have to deal with this potential problem while commuting between Delft and Amsterdam! Hahaha πŸ˜†

A crowded tram in a summer afternoon

BAHASA INDONESIA

Secara umum, kami di Belanda cukup beruntung dalam hal cuaca di musim panas kali ini. Rasanya ada cukup banyak hari (untuk standar Belanda) dimana cuacanya asyik banget; dan cuma relatif sedikit hari dimana hujan turun. Walaupun salah satu dari sedikit hari itu kemarin sih dimana hujan turun seharian sehingga suasananya juga jadi gloomy gitu. Layanan tram di Amsterdam juga lumayan kacau lah kemarin, walaupun aku nggak yakin sih ini ada kaitannya dengan cuaca atau tidak 😣.

Anyway, cukup deh dengan omongan cuaca yang membosankan itu. Satu aspek lain yang berkaitan dengan musim panas adalah serangga musim panas. Karena ini adalah musim panas pertamaku di Amsterdam, ternyata walaupun Delft itu nggak jauh-jauh amat, situasinya berbeda banget loh, haha. Rasanya ada jauh lebih sedikit lalat di sini daripada di Delft, yang mana tentu situasi ini aku syukuri banget (Aku sebal banget sama lalat, haha πŸ˜† ). Namun, ada satu makhluk lain yang sepertinya ada lebih banyak di Amsterdam: laba-laba! Iya, rasanya kok ada lebih banyak laba-laba gitu di sini daripada di Delft! Setidaknya aku sudah membunuh tiga (ekor?) laba-laba deh di rumah selama sebulanan terakhir ini.

Ngomongin musim panas di Amsterdam, sekarang aku sudah memiliki pengalaman langsung dengan musim padat turis, yaitu musim panas, haha πŸ˜› . Memang Amsterdam terasa banget berbeda di musim panas daripada di musim dingin, dimana rasanya ada jauh lebih banyak turis yang mengunjungi kota ini, bahkan di hari-hari kerja! Akibat yang aku rasakan langsung adalah transportasi umum yang jadi jauh lebih ramai sekarang ini! Untung deh aku sudah pindah ke Amsterdam sehingga aku tidak perlu menghadapi situasi ini untuk nglaju dari Delft ke Amsterdam!Β Hahaha πŸ˜† .

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