The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

To the Beach at night!

If you weren’t away for summer holidays then It seems that there were quite a few things to do this week. There was the lowlands festival which I watched online … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

My first flight was from scenic northern Ontario to Toronto. I had chosen a 12 hour layover so that I could hang out with my good friend Jon in Toronto. … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Perseids are here!

Every year as the Earth orbits the Sun it passes through Comet debris on its path – this results in a shower of meteors through different constellations around the year. … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

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…”

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer in The Hague – Parks and the Beach

It is summer in The Hague: my study buddies are traveling, my family is far away, only a very small group of friends is still here with me – so … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Katwijk at night – the pictures + ISS

Right, so I finally managed to upload pictures from that night at the beach. If you haven’t read it then let me remind you this was me being silly and … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Katwijk aan zee – by night

    I had long been thinking of going to the beach but just couldn’t find the right day. Either the weather would be a turn-off or I’d get caught … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spring in The Hague

Exactly one year ago, I came to see The Hague for the first time, I visited my future apartment, drifted through the beautiful city center and just enjoyed the international … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Leiden for all Part II: a double Oma visit

After having read Yuri’s post about his grandmother’s visit at the beginning of this year ( , I just couldn’t wait for my two grandmothers, or Omas, to arrive. In contrast … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easter in Scheveningen

Yesterday was one of the happy days. One of the days where I weak up because it gets too warm in my bed as the sun shines strongly in through … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment