#2446 – A Freezing Week Story

ENGLISH So it was excitingly snowing last weekend in Amsterdam, which was beautiful and a small, nice change of “scenery” in the current hard lockdown environment here. But as it turned out, uncharacteristically the cold lingered around for the entire week following that (Thus, preserving the snow on the ground). And guess what? Because of…

#2439 – Winter Lockdown Diary

ENGLISH It is now week four of the hard lockdown here in the Netherlands, and I can tell you that it has been … tough! Yep, much tougher than the intelligent lockdown in the spring earlier in the pandemic, haha. The biggest factor to this, to me, is definitely the climate and weather. The days…

#2370 – A Sunny Winter Weekend in Valencia

ENGLISH Once upon a time a few years ago, I stumbled accross some pictures of Valencia and, since then, I have wanted to go there! But somehow I have consistently found it challenging to get a great deal on the flights there (unless I would be okay with flying LCCs, which was quite a “stretch”…

#2364 – January Blues

ENGLISH I think the best feeling to describe January thus far has been, as in the title, “blue”. I think it has a lot to do with the Dutch weather too, where it has been mostly cloudy thus far. Perhaps my decision to go to Canada for my year-end trip also played a role because…

#2265 – Kicking Off My 2019 Weekend Trips in Frankfurt

ENGLISH In early February this year, I went on a relatively last-minute weekend trip to Frankfurt, Germany. It happened that this was my first weekend trip this year, so it felt like a “kick off”! Haha 😛 Even though, unfortunately as I said back then, I felt like I had had better weekend trips than…

#2253 – Some Recent February Stories

ENGLISH It has been a nice couple of weeks in the Netherlands, and actually in many places in Europe, weather-wise. After such an extended period of thick cloud and gloominess, finally we got some sun! Seriously, though, at one point I really thought I hadn’t seen the sun in weeks, except when I was flying…

#2246 – Flu and A Baby Shower

ENGLISH I guess one downside of the “prolonged” cold weather here in the Netherlands is … the flu! Haha 😛 . For quite some time I saw people around me getting some flu, to varying degree. For a while I thought I was, both, lucky and had great immune system (haha) because I was unaffected….

#2238 – Some Stories This Week

ENGLISH This week, this happened in the Netherlands: Yeay, it was snowing again this winter❄️!! As I mentioned back then, this was far from my first experience ever with snow, but somehow snow still excites me!! 😍 Speaking of this week, my tennis lesson for the first half of this year was also supposed to start. I…