THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

I left my *legs* in Budapest.

I have to admit that when my housemate told me that she really wanted to visit Budapest before leaving Europe at the end of the semester, to say I was … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Perspective

One of my favourite moments is when I’m on the plane and it’s just about to land. That moment when the whole world looks tiny. You feel as if you … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Those ‘crazy’ Southerners

Weird and wonderful costumes, an unlimited supply of strange Dutch pop music (complete with dance moves) and an excessive amount of beer characterised my weekend. I had decided to head … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Horsing Around!

War Horse is an international hit play, loved for its heart-warming story, it’s innovative set-design and its great music. So when a friend invited me to watch a live screening … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Present

Today I was feeling lazy, not a lot of work was getting done; instead all that seemed to be happening was lot of procrastination and eating peanut butter sandwiches. I … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bonjour Brussels!

For months last semester, my housemate and I talked of going to Belgium, and kept on planning trips which all seemed to fall through when life got too busy. That’s … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sew Much Fun…

Unlike a lot of students, I began my Dutch adventure six months ago, not within the confines of the University bubble but as a resort rep at a Scout camp … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Becoming Mary Poppins…

Arriving in Leiden in September I came with a great belief that as an English-speaker, I would be in high-demand for employment, I thought hotels would love to have me; … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Hundred Happy Days!

So 2014 arrived, I had good intentions of giving up procrastination, starting running and eating healthier but then the new year arrived and here I am procrastinating, still haven’t even … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lighting up Christmas!

So my last post about Christmas I promise, I’m just finding this time of year so exciting that I feel the need to share it! I think I’m one of … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment