THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Photoquai a Paris

It is not often that a walk by the Seine becomes more event-ful.  Just earlier last month, I stumbled upon an outdoor photoexhibition called Photoquai near the Musee du quai … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

A pleasant sunny Saturday morning may often be hard to come across in Leiden. So today when the first rays of sunshine burst through the clouds and into my room, … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diwali in Leiden

Diwali – from Deepavali – or the ‘festival of lights’ made its belated arrival in Leiden last week. It is one of the biggest and most important festivals in India, … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

On the road…

The weather may often frustrate you, but walking is one of the best ways to explore a city. There’s always something new to discover and things old waiting to be … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

In search of truth…

Last month I had my first experience of traditional Dutch Gouda, called boerenkaas. Previously I was only acquainted with the industrial beige-coloured, pliant variety that is marketed as Gouda in … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Me vs Muggen

When coming to live in the Netherlands for the first time, it is usually the beautiful canals, windmills, red-brick houses, Gothic churches, and sprawling fields of tulips that occupy the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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