#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…

#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…

#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…

#2398 – Another Long Weekend

ENGLISH So after a “long-ish” weekend the previous weekend, this weekend was another long weekend here in the Netherlands. A “real” long weekend because yesterday (Monday) was a public holiday here. Yeay! Though, unfortunately this marked the last long weekend we would have this year because the next public holiday in this country will be…

#2397 – Travel Drama to Get to Hanoi

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…

#2396 – A Long-Ish Weekend Story

ENGLISH So as it turned out, Thursday last week was a public holiday in the Netherlands; thus effectively making Friday a “bridging” day. Many of my colleagues took Friday off so that they would have a “real” long weekend this weekend. As for me, well, I didn’t, haha 😛 . I mean, I thought taking…