Saturday 8 March 2014


Yet more travelling adventures last week. This academic lark is starting to sound quite glamorous! Well, maybe not, it was mostly long meetings. It was a nice group of people to travel with though. This time we made a visit to KLM's headquarters in Amsterdam to talk about various problems that we might be able to help with. Quite productive but very tiring! I had a really enjoyable skype call with my girls (Miriam was very excited to see her daddy!)

It's a really nice city. Lots of bikes, pretty buildings, and though we weren't hungry on the first evening, after a brisk walk in the city centre we really worked up an appetite (there's a joke in that last bit somewhere).

A few other snapshots of the trip...
KLM's main office building. We met in the other one, which was a bit smaller.
Amsterdam railway station. As you'll be able to guess, I found this quite impressive.
We ate in a "genuine Argentinian" restaurant. Really nice food, but hilariously bad service. The best part was the genuine Argentinian "regular beer" that we were served. It's pictured above.
A castle type thing.

Some bikes and Amsterdammy buildings.
The ridiculously overspecced taxi that KLM sent us back to our hotel in. I felt like a president or something :)
(By the way, that's Sami, one of the PhD students on the left, and my office mate Michael on the right)
The last night there we went to an Ethiopian restaurant. This felt a tad more genuine!

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