#2437 – Reflecting on 2020

ENGLISH Now that 2020 is coming to an end and that I don’t have any vacation planned for it, I feel like reflecting on how this year has generally been. In some ways similar to how I have always reflected here on how a year has been at the end of it (Well, only until…

#2436 – The Holiday Season

ENGLISH It’s the second half of December already which means the Christmas and New Year holiday season is just around the corner. Time “flies” btw, as so it feels like, as somehow we are already at the end of the year! Usually this is time for the festive season here in the Netherlands, and Europe…

#2435 – A New Lockdown

ENGLISH Starting from today, a hard lockdown is imposed in the Netherlands. This is due to the increasing trend of the number of COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks or so, despite the initial (premature) promising sign of the effect of the partial lockdown restrictions which has been in place since mid-October. This hard…

#2434 – A Decade Anniversary Trip to Porto

ENGLISH In mid-October2020, I took two days off and went on a long weekend trip to Porto, Portugal. This trip was quite special because it was a decade anniversary of my trip to Porto in mid-October 2010, which was my first abroad trip in Europe! What made it more fun was that I didn’t go…

#2433 – Hello December

ENGLISH Yeay it’s December, the last month of 2020! I am quite sure that many of us couldn’t wait for 2020 to end and for 2021 to be a much brighter year, haha. Speaking of December, as of today in the Netherlands masks are mandatory to be worn in indoor spaces (there are exceptions, of…