Following the tradition of summing up a year and posting plans for the year to come, here’s to 2016. You can read about the previous years here: 2015, 2014, 2012, and even 2011 in my old blog in Russian.
You probably don’t know this about me, but I LOVE museums. Well-designed museum experiences make me a happy camper (think apps, fun audio guides, interactive things and story routes that make your museum experience memorable). Amsterdam has many great museums and I’ll share the first five I’ve visited so far. But first, a few tips.
We’ve been living in Amsterdam for 5 months now. Some of you asked how it went and I thought I’d sum it up here. Relocating to Amsterdam wasn’t hard. It was complex, but not as hard as one would assume, also thanks to lots of help and guidance from my employer, Booking.com, – they relocate many foreigners to Amsterdam and their processes are very smooth. So for anyone moving to Amsterdam, here’s a checklist, which, I hope, will be of help.
If you are visiting Amsterdam and would like to consider leaving some Euros in the local economy when splurging on souvenirs, or would like to bring home something other than weed-shaped magnets, or you live here and are stuck with ideas of what to bring as a souvenir when visiting friends abroad – read on as below is my personal list of souvenirs from Amsterdam.
Some places are good to come back to, just to see if they have changed at all. Or maybe it’s you who has changed? Here’s our recent weekend trip to Cologne with some gorgeous photos by Anton where even Kölner Dom fits into the entire shot!
This was my move number 4 (Ukraine – Germany – Ukraine – Malaysia – Netherlands) and I do have a few things to say about moving countries.
This has been the smoothest move by far, not only because we were prepared than all the previous times, but also because we have finally figured out our own life formula. Let me explain.
So we have been in Amsterdam for almost 3 months now. Time flies, weather changes and this newly rediscovered seasonality is really pushing me to write things down and capture the memories while they’re fresh.
Hi guys, how have you been? Long time no see, huh? I’m writing this on a reverse side of a printed train ticket on my way to Leuven from Amsterdam, typing it in Kyiv a few days after, almost unedited and, finally, publishing from Amsterdam, two months later.
As you know, I’m a big admirer of sunsets. Sunset time is also one of the most breathable times of the day here in Southeast Asia when you can be outdoors
and not die of heart attack.
On the first day of our recent trip to Ko Lipe we happened to have some pre-diving downtime, so we just walked down the shore and saw a crowd gathering on one of the beaches. Time for the sunset.