Sabbatical Part 2/Rotterdam

Yesterday I arrived at the airport in Amsterdam, and after picking up my bag and clearing customs, got on the train to Rotterdam, the first destination for this trip. Getting in the Hotel Arriving in town around 10:30 I was unable to check into the hotel until after three, so I had a few hoursContinue reading “Sabbatical Part 2/Rotterdam”

Sabbatical Part 3/Hamburg

After getting priced out of Cologne with reservations, I decided instead to travel to Hamburg. It is, after all the second largest city in Germany after Berlin, and after researching on the internet, they had a Banksy exhibit that I wanted to visit. Getting to Hamburg from Rotterdam was an adventure of itself, having toContinue reading “Sabbatical Part 3/Hamburg”

Sabbatical Part 1/Departure

I guess I’m actually doing this now. Yesterday, Friday, my last day at work before heading out on six week sabbatical, and today, after hanging out with my wife for one last Saturday morning coffee, I got on the train, headed to the airport, and as I write this, am on a plane to AmsterdamContinue reading “Sabbatical Part 1/Departure”

Under a Week to Go

Several months ago, I planned out my sabbatical for October through November. I would fly in and out of Amsterdam, and spend the final couple of weeks in Portugal, scoping out the potential real estate situation, before spending the final couple of days back in Amsterdam. I am using an Eurail pass to get around,Continue reading “Under a Week to Go”

Getting Back in the Office

A couple weeks ago now was my first time back in the office since March 2020, and the start of this whole pandemic thing. Although my job currently doesn’t have an ‘in office’ requirement, and my role is technically designated as hybrid, the company did open up the office for people who wanted to comeContinue reading “Getting Back in the Office”