#2405 – A Weekend Story

ENGLISH As my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known, this weekend I executed my “wish” for a short weekend trip in Europe, where I went to Switzerland! 😀 About a couple of weeks ago after learning about the Schengen internal borders relaxation, I started browsing for a return flight ticket somewhere in Europe. I did this…

#2404 – Hello July, Hello Summer

ENGLISH Now that it is July already, this means that we have officially entered Summer here in the Netherlands. And last week, we got the first “taste” of that where for three days in a row starting from Wednesday, the weather was categorized as “very warm” with temperature hovering around 30°C. Combined with the current…

#2403 – Ninh Binh

ENGLISH Posts in the 2020 Southeast Asia Spring Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: KLM Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Amsterdam to Jakarta 3. Part II: Yogyakarta 4. Part III: Singapore 5. Part IV: Travel Drama to Hanoi 6. Part V: Hanoi 7. Part VI: Ninh Binh 8. Part VII: Vietnam Airlines Business Class Airbus…

#2402 – COVID-19 and My Travel Plans (2)

ENGLISH About two months ago I shared how the current COVID-19 pandemic had (already) affected my travelling plan up to that point. By then, I already had to cancel my upcoming late Spring trip to Norway and Sweden; and for the first time since 2011, to not go to Paris at the end of May/early…

#2401 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH I started last week with three matches in my tennis club’s internal tournament in three consecutive days. And it was … really intense, mentally though more than physically! Haha 😆 You know as someone who is competitive by nature, obviously I would really like to win these matches. But especially given what was at…

#2400 – My First Time in Hanoi, Vietnam

ENGLISH Posts in the 2020 Southeast Asia Spring Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: KLM Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Amsterdam to Jakarta 3. Part II: Yogyakarta 4. Part III: Singapore 5. Part IV: Travel Drama to Hanoi 6. Part V: Hanoi 7. Part VI: Ninh Binh 8. Part VII: Vietnam Airlines Business Class Airbus…

#2399 – Si Doel and Pokemon

ENGLISH Si Doel The Movie About a month ago or so when I was browsing my Netflix for new shows it had just added, I stumbled upon: Yep, Si Doel The Movie! In the Dutch Netflix! Btw, for those who are unfamiliar, Si Doel is a popular 1990s Indonesian soap opera, which I watched as…