#2404 – Hello July, Hello Summer

ENGLISH Now that it is July already, this means that we have officially entered Summer here in the Netherlands. And last week, we got the first “taste” of that where for three days in a row starting from Wednesday, the weather was categorized as “very warm” with temperature hovering around 30°C. Combined with the current…

#2401 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH I started last week with three matches in my tennis club’s internal tournament in three consecutive days. And it was … really intense, mentally though more than physically! Haha 😆 You know as someone who is competitive by nature, obviously I would really like to win these matches. But especially given what was at…

#2327 – A Warm Weekend in Wroclaw

ENGLISH To kick off September, I went on a weekend trip to Wroclaw, a city in the west-side of Poland. Earlier this year, I read the news that KLM was opening a new route there and I found a promo ticket, so I thought, “Why not?“, haha. This trip also made me realize that it…

#2323 – A Warm Summer

ENGLISH Now that we are approaching the end of August, well, this summer has overall been the warmest summer in the Netherlands since I moved to this country nine years ago! Heck even at one point this year, the temperature reached 40°C in the Netherlands, which was unheard of! Fortunately I got to miss experiencing…

#2317 – This Week Stories

ENGLISH So I have been back in Europe since about a week ago from my short summer trip to Indonesia. Back then I wasn’t sure how bad the jetlag was; and as it turned out, it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, I didn’t feel like I had jetlag at all! :O Haha, this is…

#2303 – Summer Has Struck

ENGLISH Summer has struck the Netherlands. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, was just about ten days ago, which means we have now entered my less favorite half of the year now, daylight-wise, haha. But more factually, earlier last week and this weekend, the Netherlands was struck with a heatwave. The heatwave…

#2157 – A Short Weekend in Basel

ENGLISH The flights I took the triangular Amsterdam – Paris-CDG – Basel – Amsterdam routing for this trip. Overall, all three flights went pretty much smoothly, on-time, and pleasantly; as per the standard with Air France and KLM, haha. Though, originally my Amsterdam – Paris-CDG flight was supposed to be operated by Air France with…

#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…