The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hortus Honey

Did you know Leiden’s Hortus Botanicus makes its own Honey? Bees are very important for gardens. All plants that pollinate need bees to bloom and reproduce. Pollen is essential for the life of … Continue reading

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February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

uit eten!

Passed all the exams of your first semester? The best friend’s birthday is coming up? Your family is finally coming to visit soon? I am sure, that there will be reason to treat … Continue reading

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February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 2)

Here is part two of things that I would like to share with my younger self to make her life a little easier. Hope you enjoy it! 6. Always keep … Continue reading

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February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Last semester I was enthralled by the Dutch Painting course (Dutch Painting 1400-1950: introduction to the Art History of the Netherlands) that I took as part of my Erasmus exchange. This … Continue reading

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February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I really wish someone had told me (Part 1)

…sometime in the beginning of my journey abroad (or any time thereafter that I have moved countries…) It is not like I have some exceptional experience in comparison to everyone … Continue reading

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January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel Cheap Within Europe

One of the major reasons I choose Netherlands instead of USA, Australia, Korea, Japan and UK (not within Schengen Countries) is that I can travel within 26 European countries with … Continue reading

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January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

February – a 30-day challenge made 11% easier

“Life is habit,” says Samuel Beckett. Habits are our most productive and un-productive traits. Luckily, we can change them. Scholarly studies and self-help clickbait agree that new habits can be … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me a Better Student?

I am one of those people who usually spend hours and hours looking for the perfect new calendar for the coming year. Yes, I know it might sound silly since … Continue reading

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January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

And there is coffee, too! – on studying Stats

What are the first things that come to your mind if your read the term “Statistics”? Misleading graphs in newspapers, exit polls on election day or maybe something about probabilities … Continue reading

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January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Street Market at Leiden: Shop Fresh, Healthy and Cheap

Weekly shopping has always been one of the crucial issues for most of the university students. It is also an integral part of staying healthy during intense study load of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment