06
Jul
posted by Caroline at 14:00 comment View Comments
blog 22 Generalizing 2

To explore the world and to give in to one’s curiosity about other cultures. I assume those are the main reasons why most people travel to foreign countries. I’m pretty sure these are also the main motives behind most of my colleagues applying for the job of cabin attendant. They certainly were for me. Having… read more »

04
Jul
posted by KLM at 14:00 comment View Comments
water

Anyone who travels knows that no two sips of tap water are the same. The quality of drinking water varies enormously between countries. Water quality is an important point of consideration for KLM, that takes water on board from so many destination airports for the in-bound flights to Amsterdam. Drinking water is available on every… read more »

01
Jul
posted by Richard de Nooy at 14:00 comment View Comments
Photo of Hen - Toulouse

I have never been to Toulouse, but my friend Sparrow has. Last week he sent me several scanned pages of the diary he kept during our trip to France. This was back in the mid-1980s, when we were still young and adventurous and blonde. At this point, I think I should warn younger readers to… read more »

29
Jun
posted by Caroline at 15:09 comment View Comments
I hadn’t been to Japan since the earthquake of last March.

It was months after 9/11 that I visited New York again. I felt awkward and expected to find a completely different city to the one I knew from former visits. But when I walked through the streets, nothing seemed to have changed. As an occasional visitor I didn’t connect to the heart of the city-that-never-sleeps… read more »

27
Jun
posted by KLM at 14:00 comment View Comments
Golden Oriole

Last Thursday Schiphol Airport welcomed KLM’s newest Boeing 737-700. The aircraft will be dubbed the “Wielewaal” — in English “The golden oriole”. The delivery of the Wielewaal  is number thirteen of a total of eighteen B737-700s ordered by KLM. Purchasing aircraft of this type forms part of KLM’s vigorous fleet renewal programme launched in 2002.… read more »

24
Jun
posted by Richard de Nooy at 14:00 comment View Comments
Photo - Jesse Warren

Whenever I feel cocky and think I’m starting to get a grip on the world, I remind myself of China and realise how ignorant I really am. Until about a week ago, I knew the names of three Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. I’d read about other cities in articles, but somehow their… read more »

22
Jun
posted by Caroline at 14:00 comment View Comments
Only then did I notice my handbag...

That first flight after a holiday is probably much the same as going back to your office after some time off. Only our office is a plane and the job is to bring the flight to a successful conclusion. I’m pretty sure that those first moments back at work are the same for almost everyone.… read more »