#2411 – This Summer

ENGLISH Now that we are almost halfway through this year’s summer, I have to say that this summer has been (and is) a “slow” one, in terms of travelling, of course, haha. Of course (most of) the internal Schengen borders have been opened for well over a month now, and indeed I went on a…

#2387 – COVID-19 and My Travel Plans

ENGLISH My mom and her group of friends were supposed to arrive in Amsterdam this weekend for a nice Spring vacation in Europe. But as we are all well aware of, COVID-19 happend and so they have had to cancel this trip. Of course we feel disappointed, but we also totally understand the current extraordinary…

#2385 – Apparently A Long Weekend

ENGLISH As a side effect of the extended work from home (WFH) situation that I have been in for about four weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I did not realize that this weekend is a long weekend! The first one this year, as today is Easter Monday! Haha 😆 . The weather in…

#2381 – 2020 Southeast Asia Spring Trip (The Destinations)

ENGLISH As I mentioned earlier, I went Indonesia in early March this year. This trip wasn’t a typical “vacation” trip because I had a personal agenda on this trip, which was my dad’s one-year memorial. Though, of course because I would be in Indonesia anyway, I decided to also add a few other destinations in,…

#2357 – 2019 Year End Trip (The Destinations)

ENGLISH I have mentioned before that for my year end trip this year, I am going to … Canada!! But the question is, where in Canada because Canada is certainly a big country, haha. Well, I thought because the very trigger of my action of applying for the visa was my thought of going to…

#2344 – The Ultimate Weekend Trip

ENGLISH Flashback to five years ago (2014) … I was in the middle of my PhD years back then when my officemate, who was very soon going to have his PhD defense, was busy looking for jobs. At this point he would like to go to the US for a job fair and so he…

#2332 – On Travel “Worries”

ENGLISH As I grow “more mature” (somehow I don’t like the association coming with the word “older”, haha 😛 ), I have noticed that I tend to … “worry” a little bit more than before. This especially feels obvious to me when I am at the stage of planning a trip (which I have been…

#2310 – A Short Summer Trip to Indonesia

ENGLISH When I was in Indonesia in March for my dad’s passing, a good friend of mine told me his upcoming wedding plan this July and, obviously, he gave me an invitation. But he did not put any pressure on me for coming as he thought it could be too much to ask given that…