#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…

#2375 – Toronto, Casa Loma, and ROM

ENGLISH Posts in the 2019 Year End Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: KLM Business Class Boeing 747-400 Upper Deck Amsterdam to Toronto 3. Part II: Toronto (1) 4. Part III: Niagara Falls, Canada 5. Part IV: Niagara Falls, USA 6. Part V: Toronto (2) 7. Part VI: Air France Business Class Airbus A350-900…

#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…

#2355 – Recent Stories

ENGLISH It feels like it has been a while since I last wrote something about my general life here; though partly that’s because my blogging activity has significantly dropped in the last month or so, haha. But anyway, in a sentence I could sum it up as: I am happy that it is almost Christmas…

#2352 – Hello December!

ENGLISH Somehow it is December already, the last month of, not only 2019, but also this decade (the 2010s)! 😮 Time really flies! This time around ten years ago, apparently I was busy with my upcoming Bachelor thesis defence, a couple of assignments, a couple of upcoming final examinations, and to execute some responsibility related…

#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…