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.
You know what I just did? Handed in my last school assignment of this year! Around the same time, Facebook kindly reminded me of what I did exactly a year … Continue reading
Cheap weekend travel, some entertainment ideas and well…. wine. Because we can beat the bad weather mood and get out there doing fun things.
Christmas is coming. You can feel it! You can feel it with gradually temperature decrease, leafs changing their color from yellow-orange-red-brown, spectacular street lighting and the Oliebollen! Yes, the typical … Continue reading
Movie fans rejoice! Now that the sun has abandoned Leiden and left its miserable inhabitants to withstand six or seven months of intolerable wind, wet, and cold, students are elated that … Continue reading
1. Try to learn Dutch: Dutch is notoriously difficult to grasp. Its grammar is complicated and its expressions are subtle. It has a unique beauty, but let’s face it, the … Continue reading