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!|