The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Christmastime in Austria

I have not been writing in quite a long time as the quite miserable weather takes away even the last bit of my creativity. But now that it is just … Continue reading

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December 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Christmas Market, Dusseldorf Style

Last week, I went for a short getaway to Dusseldorf. It all started with a plan with some of my friends to visit Dusseldorf’s Christmas Market because one of them … Continue reading

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December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Leidener’s Awesome Winter Break

After struggling for months about whether I should go back to China during the winter break, I finally booked my ticket home. Some Leideners seem to be really good at … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A ‘Woerden’ful Christmas

So it’s December 31st, the last day of this year. I have great memories of it, like every year it was in many ways a roller-coaster ride. I am sure … Continue reading

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January 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

My New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas has finally arrived and the New Year is fast approaching. That means…? Time for New Year’s Resolutions! Yes, I know what you are thinking: “Oh please, those things never … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

10 Authentic Winter-Wonderland Things To Do in the Lowlands:

December is finally upon us. This means a lot of waking up in the dark, ugly winter sweaters (plus thermal tights under your trousers if you’re a chicken about the … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pining for the Gums: Christmas on its head

As every new holiday season comes around, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and countless other nations in the Southern hemisphere, are festooned with wintery icons of a Eurocentric world. In … Continue reading

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December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Leiden Advent Calendar – 24 Tips to treat yourself during the Christmas season (part 2)

Hello fellow Leideners! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas month so far and have been treating yourself with the Leiden Advent Calendar. In the meanwhile, the snow has … Continue reading

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December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dutch Sweet Treats

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Apologies for the violent start to this post, but yes, December is FINALLY here. So now I feel like … Continue reading

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December 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Leiden Advent Calendar – 24 tips to treat yourself during the Christmas season (Part 1)

I just love Christmas time. Everything is decorated, it smells like cinnamon and cookies and the whole city is illuminated. The earlier nightfall doesn’t matter anymore, and the city turns … Continue reading

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November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment