#2161 – The Big Three Oh Trip

ENGLISH If I tell you that I was born in 1988, you would understand why this year is a big year to me. Yep people, I am turning 30 this year. Like, OMG!!! As clearly this is a big year in my life, I have decided since long ago that I would make a “big…

#2125 – Luzern vs Laussane

ENGLISH Here is a tip for a train trip in the expensive European country of Switzerland. If you look for the ticket in advance, you can potentially snatch a “saver” ticket where you can benefit a 70% discount of the regular price! This saver price comes with a restriction, though, where it is only valid…

#2115 – A Camera and T-Shirt Incident

ENGLISH I have mentioned that I forgot to bring my pocket camera on my weekend trip to Munich in April. On the brighter side, this allowed me to realize the value of a pocket camera in a trip of mine, which turned out to be quite great, haha 😆 . I felt like I couldn’t…

#2080 – A Broken OV Chipkaart and A Popped Button

ENGLISH Previously I shared a thought about how I felt disruptions appeared to more likely occur with bad timing rather than not. And recently, this happened again! Not only once, but twice within the same week!! A Broken OV-Chipkaart My OV Chipkaart decided to break down one day before the start of my midweek trip…

#2052 – The Last Week Before A Vacation

ENGLISH I started writing the draft of this post just two days before the start of my November 2017 trip to Indonesia. While it was not a “eureka” moment whatsoever, the context was very relevant at the time which made me want to write it down 😛 . To me, the moment just before the…

#2022 – Side Stories from Newcastle

ENGLISH Here are a couple of stories from my recent weekend trip to Newcastle upon Tyne. Ticketing Situation I took the metro to get to the city from the airport. I bought the ticket in a vending machine and after finishing off my purchase, a piece of paper “flew off” the machine (quite literally). Naturally…

#1992 – BookWithMatrix

ENGLISH It is well-known that the best way to know the existence of the best flight tickets, especially for long-haul ones for me, is through Google’s itamatrix software. The definition of “best” here can be anything, not just limited to, for instance, the cheapest possible one. For instance, say I want to travel from Amsterdam to…

#1903 – Firefighting in Marseille

ENGLISH While having dinner in Marseille during my first (this year) AvGeek Weekend Trip this February, I experienced (well, more like “witnessed”, actually) something new. Something I had never had before! While enjoying my entrecote, which unfortunately was a little bit overcooked to my liking, I heard a lot of sirens from the street. And it…