The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Part Six: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Naz, Gui, and me.

Naz, Gui, and me.

Yesterday, I met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in years. Gui, Naz, and I shared the same residence block in first year of our undergraduate at Scarborough. It’s always nice to see old friends, but we really felt nostaligia. Gui owns the Freshii at Avenue du Parc and Sherbrooke in Montreal. I highly recommend it for tasty healthy meals. Naz and I went on a walk to appreciate the local street art. We didn’t have time to see nearly all of it, mainly because it started to torrential downpour, but I took a few pictures to share. I find it fascinating the different styles and mediums people have to express themselves. I’ll go see Gui’s rock band band play Thursday night!

Alley way art. I can't read it can you?

Alley way art. I can’t read it can you? My friend Naz is chilling against the wall. Click for high-res.

A few weeks ago there was a street art festival where the streets were blocked off for about a week for artists to run around and tag this part of the city with graffiti.

A few weeks ago there was a street art festival where the streets were blocked off for about a week for artists to run around and tag this part of the city with graffiti. Click for high-res.

Small piece but pretty detailed. It's for a cafe too. Nice to see local endorsement of street artists.

Small piece but pretty detailed. It’s for a cafe too. Nice to see local endorsement of street artists.

grafitti

Last piece we saw before it started to rain buckets.

Family cooking times, in Ainsley's amazing kitchen. She has a nice apartment.

Family cooking times, in Ainsley’s amazing kitchen. She has a nice apartment.

That night my cousins, Scott and Leanna, came over to my sister’s place, and we made an extraordinary risotto, listened to music, played Settlers of Catan, and had mint chocolate ice cream. Scott won Settlers, though I stole the longest road! We hadn’t seen Leanna and Scott together in around 10 years. It was really nice. I recommend Settlers of Catan, though it nearly tore our family apart.

First full day in Montreal was very nice. Today, I’ll go swing dancing at night I think.

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