It’s nearly been a year since I moved for a semester abroad to this wonderful city, and with my nostalgia I want to share with you the top 10 reasons why you should take the opportunity to travel there. If you’ve already thought about going then this post is to give you the final push, if you haven’t then this post is to convince you, you should.
What’s one of the worst nightmares of frequent travellers? Something as simple as the cry of a sweet, innocent child might just do the trick. If you have ever been stuck on a plane full of crying babies on long distance flights, you will probably understand what I mean. It seems I am always surrounded by several babies when travelling – crying babies. It can easily turn into the trip from hell, especially if you’re travelling over long distances. Before you start screaming “oh, discrimination!” this will not be a post bashing babies and being intolerant towards families, but rather a post explaining how it could be nice to have solutions to what I consider a genuine problem.
by Tiago Vilaça
“Ding! [Here we go…]
– Yes, sir. Do you need something?
– Coffee. Black.
– Would you like some sugar with your coffee?
– I said black!
– Ok, sir. Give me two minutes… [sigh]”
This is how everybody perceives the work of a flight attendant. The average passenger has the idea that we are only there to serve their every need throughout the duration of that fight, without even needing a kind thank you. Let me start by saying that this is an absolutely wrong and twisted manner of making a person a slave of contemporary times. Obviously, cabin crews are in a flight to help passengers feel well and appreciated (and not just a seat number full of money to spend), but our job resides in much more than that.
by Laura Vilaça
I am a disaster traveling alone. I’ve been avoiding this confirmation because of my self esteem as an independent-grow-modern-woman, but facts keep proving me otherwise. Not even a year ago, I ‘forgot’ my checked luggage at the airport and happily went all the way home, only to realize – three hours later – that I had to go back 30 mins by bus to get it. It was a big red suitcase, almost my size. I kid you not.
By Michael Seckler
Looking at my last week, I feel like it’s time to face an inconvenient truth: Summer 2013 has left Amsterdam. For good. Lots of the unique Amsterdam-rain (coming from everywhere, never only from the above) are sending a clear signal: Flip-flops off, gloves on!
So what to do with this sobering realization? Basically you have two options, if you feel like escaping side-rain-mood for a moment: Looking back to the summer that has just passed or start thinking about summer 2014! In this article I will do the first so that you can do the latter. Here is why you should spend summer ’14 in …. Romania!