Before this weekend, the last time I was in a tram was 13 March. Three months ago. I would have considered that unheard of before this corona pandemic started.
However on Friday morning I took tram 17 to Rijswijk after the morning rush hour. I’ve ridden at that time before, so I fairly certain it would not be busy. And I was right – it wasn’t. (Whew.)
It wasn’t too special, except that I almost forgot to check in. It’s definitely been a while. Everyone wore a face mask as required. And boy, did I have to get used to wearing one! I was glad to not have my glasses on otherwise I would have to worry about them fogging up. But it was instantly warm and I instantly wanted to take it off. But I survived. I can’t imagine wearing one at every moment that you are outside, but I know a lot of countries require that.
I also took the tram on Saturday, this time tram 3, for the blood donation appointment I wrote about yesterday. That one was fairly empty at 08:20 when I went to the appointment, but was definitely busy when I came back around 09:45. It’s nothing compared to the pre-corona traffic, and was still at acceptable levels for social distancing, but it still felt weird.
In other news:
- Dutch publish list of safe holiday destinations, Britain and Sweden remain on amber list from dutchnews.nl. “Safe” of course can differ based on each person’s opinion.
- Sorry, Willy Wonka fans: Tony’s chocolate factory theme park is on hold from nltimes.nl. I’ll admit, I didn’t even know this was possibly coming to the Netherlands. You can read more about the company “Tony’s Chocolonely” at Wikipedia – they try to produce and sell chocolate following fair trade practices.