#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…

#2149 – An Electric Flyswatter and Another OV-Chipkaart Drama

ENGLISH Yep, I am still going to talk about this year’s uncharacteristically hot Summer in the Netherlands, haha 😀 . Yep, “uncharacteristically” which of course means it worths writing here in this blog! 😛 Anyway An electric flyswatter One persistent “problem” every Summer is the “summer bugs”. Last year I mentioned that I found “less”…

#2147 – Two Side Stories from My Geneva Trip

ENGLISH Here are a couple of side stories from my weekend trip to Geneva at the end of June. A medium rare steak and Instagram The restaurant I went to for dinner only served one meal: steak; and as I mentioned, they cooked the steak really, really nicely! Anyway, so upon obviously being asked about how I…

#2146 – When A Heatwave Strikes

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I have mentioned how this year’s Summer, up to that point, had been really warm. It turned out that, well, we hadn’t yet the “peak” of it because last week Europe was hit by heatwave apparently due to the jetstream that flowed a little bit more north than usual this year. As…

#2136 – This Summer Thus Far in Amsterdam

ENGLISH From my experience, this Summer has been a rather unusual Summer in the Netherlands. “Unusual” as in it hasn’t rained that often, the temperature has, in many days, been in the warmer scale, and, most surprisingly, the weather has been sunny in many days too!! This trend has occurred since around May though which,…