The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hands-on classes: a museum exhibition experience

Last Thursday I witnessed a very cool thing! I went with a couple of friends to the opening night of an exhibition about Buddhism at Leiden’s Museum Volkenkunde (the museum … Continue reading

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February 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam-Part 6

I lay on my bed and closed my eyes to wait for my mobile ringing. However, my friend did not return. I was concerned about him whether he already came … Continue reading

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September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam-Part 4

The Van Gogh Museum usually closes at 6.00 pm except for Friday at 10.00 pm. I was due to see my cousin and her son around 5.30 pm on the … Continue reading

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September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 5-Sudden Visits of Guests in Amsterdam Part 3

When we were waiting for the train to Amsterdam central station, I received a message from my cousin. She asked where we were and how long it took from Leiden … Continue reading

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September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museumnacht 2015: The Hague Edition

Having missed The Hague’s museum night in 2014, I was excited to see what this year’s event had in store. After buying tickets online (€15 for the whole night), a … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

To me, isolation from civilization can be an amazing experience. You turn off your electronic devices and settle in, and realize that you can breath easier now. There is no … Continue reading

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August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Today, my dreams fade like an echoing cascade of soft whispers. A ukulele starts playing and then Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s silky voice begins, “Oohh Oohh Oooh… Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, and the dreams that you dreamed of, once in a lullabye, ahhh ooohh…”

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July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Six: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

I highly recommend Freshii 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.

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July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part Four: In Between M.Sc. and Ph.D.

The wine was something amazing, with a variety of tastes to choose from. The music was thumping, and the bodies bumping. Most people were actors or artists, or singers, or designers of some type or another. .

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July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Episode 3-Excursion for Limes in the Netherlands -Materiality is in Detail (2)

Around 9.20 am, a young lady rode a bike to the entrance of the park. I was sitting on the bench made of stone. She had a folder bike and … Continue reading

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June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment