#2459 – My First Flight of 2021

In mid-June, I finally had a mini vacation abroad when I went to Lisbon, Portugal. This also meant that I finally took a flight for the first time this year! Yay! This ended the roughly eight month stretch of a “flight free” period, which was due to the pandemic, obviously. The PCR Test Anyway, to…

#2454 – Recent Life Under Stepwise Lockdown Relaxation

This weekend was a long weekend-ish here in the Netherlands as Thursday was the Ascension Day. And guess what, I did not realize that it was a public holiday literally until the Wednesday before! Lol. Yeah, not realizing (the rare) public holidays is truly a COVID era thing for me (I already noticed this last…

#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…

#2426 – A Long Weekend Story

ENGLISH So this weekend was a long weekend to me. No, there was not any public holiday here in the Netherlands (it is not holiday season 😛 ), but rather I made use of two of my holiday allowances which I haven’t been able to use much this year, haha. Anyway, as my Instagram followers…

#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…

#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…

#2389 – Koningsdag 2020

ENGLISH Today is Koningsdag, or the Kings’ Day, here in the Netherlands. Because it is a Monday, this means that this weekend is another long weekend (after another one just two weeks ago), yay! And I got to say that, finally, I am in Amsterdam for a Koningsdag! Koningsdag is always an exciting public holiday…

#2385 – Apparently A Long Weekend

ENGLISH As a side effect of the extended work from home (WFH) situation that I have been in for about four weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I did not realize that this weekend is a long weekend! The first one this year, as today is Easter Monday! Haha 😆 . The weather in…