#2155 – Does Fall Come Early This Year?

ENGLISH You know this year has been quite weird climate-wise in Europe. First of all, we had a long Winter which extended up to March with the Beast from the East “attack”. Then for whatever reason Spring was basically skipped where Summer started early. Even just not too long ago a really big heatwave struck…

#2149 – An Electric Flyswatter and Another OV-Chipkaart Drama

ENGLISH Yep, I am still going to talk about this year’s uncharacteristically hot Summer in the Netherlands, haha 😀 . Yep, “uncharacteristically” which of course means it worths writing here in this blog! 😛 Anyway An electric flyswatter One persistent “problem” every Summer is the “summer bugs”. Last year I mentioned that I found “less”…

#2146 – When A Heatwave Strikes

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I have mentioned how this year’s Summer, up to that point, had been really warm. It turned out that, well, we hadn’t yet the “peak” of it because last week Europe was hit by heatwave apparently due to the jetstream that flowed a little bit more north than usual this year. As…

#2145 – A New Metro Line and A Catch Up

ENGLISH A New Metro Line in Amsterdam This last weekend, the long-awaited new Metro Line 52 in Amsterdam was, finally, open for service. I use the terms “long-awaited” and “finally” because this Metro line was, apparently, originally supposed to be opened seven years ago, i.e. 2011, haha 😛 . This new line is exciting mainly because…

#2139 – The World Cup 2018

ENGLISH In the past month or so, a lot of pairs of eyes in the world have been focused on Russia because of … well, the World Cup! Haha 😛 . As you might have noticed, I haven’t really talked about this festive event this year. This is very different from four years ago where…

#2136 – This Summer Thus Far in Amsterdam

ENGLISH From my experience, this Summer has been a rather unusual Summer in the Netherlands. “Unusual” as in it hasn’t rained that often, the temperature has, in many days, been in the warmer scale, and, most surprisingly, the weather has been sunny in many days too!! This trend has occurred since around May though which,…

#2119 – Where Was My Spring?

ENGLISH Now that it is June already, this means that we in the Netherlands have pretty much entered Summer this year. This would imply that we have just passed Spring, my favorite season of the four. However to be honest, this year has been quite unusual because … it feels like Spring did not happen…

#2106 – A “Long” Weekend and Chitato

ENGLISH A “Long” Weekend This Thursday was the Ascension Day which was a public holiday in the Netherlands. So technically, this weekend could become a “long” weekend if one decided to take Friday off, which many of my colleagues did. I, however, didn’t and so I worked as usual on Friday, even though it was a…