#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…

#2116 – June Already

ENGLISH Oh wow, it is June already as of today which means we have passed the entire month of May! And so I would like to use this opportunity to look back into this month. First of all, overall May this year was quite unique in the Netherlands in terms of the weather. The sun…

#2110 – A Summery Spring in Munich

ENGLISH I went on a short weekend trip to Munich in mid-April. As I have shared, I forgot to bring my pocket camera on the trip; which unintentionally turned the trip into an experiment for me to measure the “value” of a pocket camera during a trip of mine. As it turned out, it was…

#2088 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH On Monday earlier this week I was back from my 2018 Spring Trip to New Orleans and Chicago. And with seven hours of time difference between Chicago and Amsterdam (New Orleans was in the same time zone as Chicago), I have been battling the jetlag this week! Lol 😆 And the jetlag is not…

#2082 – A DST Weekend

ENGLISH So yesterday was when the Daylight Saving Time (DST) officially kicked in in Europe, when the time was moved forward by one hour from 2 AM to 3 AM. This meant there were only 23 hours this Sunday. I have mentioned here a few times that this is my less favorite DST of the…

#1924 – My Favorite Season: Spring

ENGLISH I have shared before that I do not like Fall. So a relevant follow-up question is “What is your favorite, then?“. Well, to that, the answer is: definitely Spring! Haha 😆 . First of all, here is a (good) Spring day in the Netherlands: Yep, those are all flowers, not carpets! Lol 😆 Anyway, Spring…

#1899 – Photo Tales (39)

ENGLISH Photo #86 Some weeks ago a friend of mine told me about this Italian restaurant ran by an Italian family in Rotterdam that was so good but only opened during the weekday. Quite strange, indeed. We joked that they had enough customers already that they did not feel the need to open their restaurants…

#1739 – Side Stories from Helsinki

ENGLISH Posts on the 2016 Baltic Spring Trip series: 1. Part I: Stockholm 2. Part II: Jumbo Stay and Air Baltic 3. Part III: Riga 4. Part IV: Helsinki 5. Part V: Tallinn 6. Part VI: Tallink and Finnair *** Here are a couple of things I experienced in Helsinki during my 2016 Baltic Spring Trip…