The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

A Ship Is Made For Sailing

“A ship is safest in the harbor, but a ship is made for sailing.” a friend once told me. It was out of context at the time but it was … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.

This is a quote from Woody Allen, I believe the original is an old Yiddish proverb “We plan, God laughs.” but you get the idea. Every time I heard this … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Some Days Are Just Better

Lately, I’ve been like a zombie.  It’s as if I was in a loop of procrastination. I had so many things to do but… I choose the following: Eat. Watch. … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting Back on Track!

Since I got back to Holland, things haven’t quite gone according to plan. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s take a look at the list below. I was … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Homesickness? I’m Good, Thanks!

When you go to a new land for college almost everything is foreign, new, just waiting to be explored. It’s exciting! Your main reaction to most of the things is … Continue reading

January 8, 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

December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Whole Latte Thanks

We don’t have Thanksgiving in Turkey. And the Dutch don’t have it either. But social media does! This is how I ended up watching videos about it on Youtube, mainly … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Day in the Life of a Leidener

The other day, on my way to a lecture I came across an interesting sight. A sight that made me feel like I was in a movie or at least … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let’s Go To Fiddler’s! (A Post Long Forgotten)

Hi, hi, hi! I wrote this piece quite a long time ago (and didn’t make any changes while posting it here), more specifically the days when I first got here. … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Day to Be Proud Of

I had quite a lot of topics to write about for my first ever post for The Leidener. This was not one of those topics. Thursday night I learned that … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment