#2424 – Hello October!

ENGLISH Oh wow, it is October already, meaning we are 75% done to the completion of this hell of a year, haha ๐Ÿ˜† . Normally at this time of the year, I would be excited for a new series of The Apprentice UK (which usually premieres in the first week of October). But this year,…

#2302 – A Saturday at Roland Garros 2019

ENGLISH I went to Paris earlier this month for my annual trip to this French capital for this year’s second grandslam tournament of the year, the French Open, or Roland Garros. And here is the story of this trip. *** When I looked at this year’s calendar and matched it with the tournament schedule, I…

#2296 – A Long Weekend

ENGLISH Today is the Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, meaning this weekend is a long weekend! Unlike the previous weekend, this long weekend is a “real” one as there is no bridging day in between, haha. Anyway as my Instagram (@azilko) followers have known, I made use of this long weekend for a weekend trip….

#2135 – In Paris for RG18

ENGLISH Posts in the Tennis Weekend in Roland Garros 2018 series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Roland Garros 2018 3. Part II: Paris The Transport As I shared in the Introduction post, my transport (read: flights ๐Ÿ˜› ) routing for this trip looks like the following: I was desperately looking for a non-direct return option…

#2131 – A Weekend in Roland Garros 2018

ENGLISH Posts in the Tennis Weekend in Roland Garros 2018 series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Roland Garros 2018 3. Part II: Paris As usual, I arrived at the gate at around 9 AM. This was, of course, a little bit “too early” but this decision would ensure me to be at the front of…

#2121 – A Tennis Weekend Story

ENGLISH Posts in the Tennis Weekend in Roland Garros 2018 series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Roland Garros 2018 3. Part II: Paris So the main draw of this year’s French Open started about two weeks ago, which means this weekend was, finally, the time for my annual trip to Paris for the tournament this…

#2081 – This Year’s Annual Trip to Paris

ENGLISH Every year since 2012, I always arrange a trip to Paris to watch the French Open (Roland Garros) tennis tournament. This year, obviously, is no difference. Earlier this week the tickets for this year’s tournament was sold to the general public. Of course I had marked this date since months before (lol) and scheduled…

#1946 – Early Summer 2017 Weekend TripS (Part III: Thalys and Paris)

ENGLISH Posts in theย Early Summer 2017 Weekend TripS series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Lyon 3. Part II: Bremen 4. Part III: Thalys and Paris 5. Part IV: Roland Garros 2017 Thalys First Class Aside from, obviously, the tennis tournament, one thing I was excited about this trip was how to get (and back from)…