Biking from Den Haag to Leiden.

One of the things I always wanted to try while in The Netherlands was to go on a long bike ride. Despite spending a considerable amount of time in The Netherlands and most of it spend on bikes, I never went on a biking trip which could truly be considered as a long one. So…

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What happened in Warsaw?

“Warszawa ma duszę, wyczuwalną dla każdego niemal Polaka i dla niezliczonych cudzoziemców, którzy ją poznali i zakochali się w niej”. ( Warsaw has a soul, noticeable for almost every Pole and countless foreigners who met her and fell in love with her.) – Leopold Tyrmand Coming from Kerala in South India the country of Poland…

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Lekkere zondag in Leiden: Japanmarkt and all that relaxation

Sounds as if I am free of deadlines and dues, but I could not stop the urge for another little trip to Leiden for the Japanese market and everything awesome in Leiden. Lovely weather, isn’t it? At the very first stand… This is just much too adorable! It’s very interesting to see little girls wearing…

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Tilting at Windmills.

  Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. And no sooner did Don Quixote see them that he said to his squire, “Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants?…

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Koningsdag: Willem’s birthday and a national holiday – The Hague and Amsterdam turned upside down!

  Koningsdag: Willem’s birthday and a national holiday – The Hague and Amsterdam turned upside down! Oranje! That’s what I remember – after a night and a day of celebrating Holland! After having some drinks at home with fellow students on this lovely Friday night, we decided to go out into The Hague and hit…

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The Gem of the Balkans: Belgrade.

“Night falls in the capital of the former Yugoslavia, and music fills the air. Everywhere”. – New York Times   Belgrade is one of the few cities which still has the rustic Bohemian charm which has all but disappeared from the other great cities of the world. Recently I had the good fortune to visit…

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Oost, west… oost best?

Without wanting these blog posts to become predictable, guess what I did last weekend? That’s right, I took a cheap flight from Eindhoven and went travelling again. This is the last time, I promise. In fact, I’ve made a pact to myself to not go away until I leave Leiden. Quite the martyr, me.  …

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