This year I have already had 8 flights with a further 7 booked for later in the year and a possible 2 before then. But the 8 and 2 won't add any new countries, the 7 will add 3. Portugal, Italy and France.
And this: All things Beautiful, the assassination of Jessie James
Not really my type of music, sonhouse. I found it quite boring, but thank you for posting the links anyway. I do like to try listening to new artists every now and then. (Obviously I'm aware he's been around for many years as I have heard of him from various quarters since my schooldays). I like to use Spotify and skip through the songs/pieces I don't like. Then I can save the ones I do to some list for future listening.
Mind your step! Mind your step! Mind your step!
This is the mantra at Schiphol - Amsterdam airport.
Flight No 2 (Geneve - Amsterdam) accomlished - now waiting for the third: Amsterdam - Luqa (Malta).
The Hague was rainy - sunny - showering - cloudy.
Tommorow is the first round.
I am preparing a tread for Chess forum, in which /tread/ I am going to mercilessly dissect my two defeats on first day of Coenhagen tournament where i lost 70 ELO points. (So as to follow Botvinnik's advice to study your own defeats.)
Flights 4 and 5 accomplished
Malta - Munich
Munich - Belgrade.
Flights 6 and 7 also.
Belgrade - Zurich
and after short connection (*1 hour) wuth a lot of sweatting and running and stress I jumped into another plane
Zurich - Amsterdam.
I am here because of Mario Biondi. He sshould have had a gig at Paradiso.
But he cancelled tea show. Damned him!
Tickets and hotel were non-reffundable.
And what to do in Amsterdam?
It's a city for pensionists/
Coffee shops all over, coffee went out on my nose.
And grandmothers in some windows with red lamps, I guess it's a communist matter.
And nowhere you an see real Amsterdamers, it looks mostly like Damascus or Casablanca.
Flighst 8 and 9 accomplished--->
Amsterdam - Zurich
Zurich - Belgrade
This time short connection - 1 hour 5 minutes - wasn't stressful since first flight arrived even before scheduled time.
Swiss Airlines - which operated those flights - have a custom to serve a piece of Swiss chocolate after refreshment.
I felt like eating chocolate so much that I bought a package of 5 pieces of Lindt's at duty free before second flight.