#2360 – A Sunny Winter Weekend in Milan

ENGLISH Milan, Italy has kind of been an “anomaly” in my European traveling map. It is a big city not that far from the Netherlands with great access, yet in the nine plus years I have lived in Europe, I have only been there once, about nine years ago. It was perhaps because I did…

#2356 – A Christmas Market Weekend in Berlin

ENGLISH Germany’s Christmas Market is very well-known as an attraction to visit in the weeks prior to Christmas every year. Even so, in the nine plus years I have lived in Europe, I have only been to one, that was in Frankfurt three years ago, haha. So I told myself that I would like to…

#2353 – A Weekend with No WiFi

ENGLISH The title says it all … … I had no WiFi connection this weekend. And as we all relate to (I think), in the 21st century life this was basically a version of hell, haha. *** I came home from work on Friday late afternoon when I realized I couldn’t access my email via…

#2349 – Some Recent Stories

ENGLISH I have mentioned it before, though; but again, it has been cold in Europe. Especially in the last two weeks or so where it feels like at one point the temperature just dropped! Yeah, to me the temperature drop felt so “apparent” especially because of New York weekend trip at the end of October….

#2347 – When Being Inactive Just For A Day

ENGLISH It has actually been awhile since I first noticed that … sometimes a “lazy” weekend isn’t as “great” as it might sound like. But first let’s clarify what I mean by a “lazy” weekend. In this case, a lazy weekend is a day where I do very little physical activity, including walking, haha. So…

#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…

#2335 – A Short Weekend in Geneva

ENGLISH As my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known, this weekend I went to Geneva in Switzerland. It was a short getaway where I left Amsterdam on Saturday morning and stayed in Geneva until about noon time on Sunday; because I have been there twice: in 2016 and last year, haha. This trip was a manifestation…

#2315 – Back in Europe

ENGLISH So … I am back in Europe now after my short summer trip to Indonesia! Yesterday afternoon, my KLM flight KL896 from Shanghai landed at Schiphol Airport marking the end of the trip. Yep, Shanghai, as in I took quite some detour to get to/back from Indonesia on this trip. In fact, here is…