Towards the end of August, I concocted the idea of cycling to Madurodam, a sort of model village for the entirety of the Netherlands. Honestly, the prospect of the 20km … Continue reading
Being a Muslim student living at Leiden obviously brings a unique experience of celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in abroad! In fact, it could be one of your wonderful … Continue reading
Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Alfred J. Kwak… I have a confession to make; I had never really thought that so many of my childhood favorite characters actually originate … Continue reading
I always knew Leiden is astonishingly beautiful but it wasn’t until last week I realised that I’ve haven’t been to one of the best places. The botanic garden, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, is a must visit once you’re here!
In this blog post, I discuss my secret Dutch identity and the Dutch speaking dilemma that stems from it. I also hope to introduce you to 25 new The Hague inspired Dutch words, so that you may enhance your own Dutch language learning.
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
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
Leiden University exposes you to a lot of different cultures. The Dutch culture, despite being very friendly and open, can be difficult to become accustomed to. There are many ways to experience Dutch … Continue reading
The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.
A Year at Leiden University in Review: Self-Realisation, the Maintaining of Old Friendships and Finding Fulfilment in Change
As we are about to raise our final cups of kindness to 2016, I thought it may be fitting to entertain the tradition of past reflection, that of auld lang syne, and to re-cap on some of the lessons and highlights that this year has brought, especially in regard to self-realisation, the maintaining of old friendships and the embracing of change, whilst studying at Leiden University.