#2233 – La Fête des Lumières

ENGLISH I went to Lyon for a weekend trip in early December for the annual Fête des Lumières, or the Festival of Light, following Aggy‘s recommendation 😀 . As I arrived in Lyon only on Saturday afternoon and I left quite early on Sunday, I dedicated my entire time there for the festival. As I have been…

#2230 – Back in Europe!

ENGLISH This Wednesday afternoon, my KLM flight KL1234 landed at Schiphol Airport, marking the end of my 2018 Year End Trip to Florida (Miami), Texas (Austin), and New York (New York)! In short, it was such a fun trip!! The weather was super great in both Miami and Austin; and New York was as awesome…

#2223 – 2018 in Review

ENGLISH The year of 2018 is coming to an end, and so it is the time for my annual yearly review just like previously in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Though I want to shake things up a little bit this year. Unlike my “usual” chronological style in those posts from previous years,…

#2222 – The 2018 Year-End Trip (The Destinations)

ENGLISH Since I moved to the Netherlands in 2010, I have had a streak of going on a trip at the end of a year. Well, 2011 being an exception, of course, haha; but other than that year, I went to Italy in 2010, France and Italy in 2012, England in 2013, India in 2014, USA (Boston and New York) and…

#2219 – A Fall Weekend in Sunny Barcelona

ENGLISH I was happy to choose Barcelona as a destination for a short weekend trip this November, even though I already went to Madrid just two weeks prior. It felt like Spain was always a great choice for a short European getaway in November because … the weather was very pleasant! Just like in Madrid,…

#2215 – Flying Joon in Economy

ENGLISH Background Late last year, Air France announced the formation of their newest subsidiary, Joon, that was branded as the new generation of travel with Air France, targetted for millennials. It is well-known, though, that the real reason behind the formation of yet another airline under the Air France brand is the lower cost Air…

#2214 – A Weekend Story

ENGLISH After my Summer weekend trip to Lyon last year, Aggy recommended another short trip to Lyon for La Fête des Lumières (the Festival of Light) that is held every December. I couldn’t go last year because my UK tourist visa was expiring soon which made me think of using it one more time, haha. I ended…

#2212 – Seven Tips for A Missing Luggage Incident

ENGLISH While the two missing luggage incidents I had during my rather recent Big Three Oh Trip obviously were certainly not “enjoyable”, I actually gained, first-hand, a great deal of experience from them. Btw here are the main posts of this amazing late summer trip of mine: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy…