Prior to my arrival in the Netherlands, I knew next to nothing about the cultural phenomenon that is Oktoberfest. I assumed it must take place in October, and I knew that beer was involved. Other than that, nothing. When my friends and I learned about a local student organization that was leading student trips there, … Continue reading Oktoberfest!
On Friday, August 17th, my fellow UC students and I took a day trip to the quaint old town of Delft. We had spent the previous two days in Amsterdam, partaking in various cultural activities. We visited museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Vertzetsmuseum, and the Anne Frank museum. We also enjoyed a … Continue reading Delft Blue
8/13/12I’ve been in the Netherlands for four days now and I frequently find myself looking up everyone’s nose. The people here are TALL, but not as predominantly blonde as I had expected. In fact, the famous Dutch height is the only stereotype that has held up so far; that, and the abundance of cheese. Clogs, … Continue reading Maastricht––the old and the new
That’s a question I’m often asked when I tell people where I’ll be spending the next year of my life. This question is never asked in a disdainful, judgmental manner, or, if it is, the person asking manages to disguise it as genuine curiosity. I prefer to think they really are interested. The first … Continue reading “Why the Netherlands?”