Fijne Carnaval: Carnival Celebrations!

“Banan-genaam!”* A Dutch stranger @ Carnaval *Aangenaam means “Nice to meet you” in Dutch, so it was a play on words because I was dressed up as a banana! Fijne Carnaval (Happy Carnival)! We had this entire week off to celebrate! Unfortunately for me, I got really sick on the Thursday before Carnaval, so IContinue reading “Fijne Carnaval: Carnival Celebrations!”

If It Ain’t Dutch, It Ain’t Much

People don’t take trips; trips take people. John Steinbeck Day 1: Rotterdam  We left Maastricht at about 7am to arrive in Rotterdam at about 10am. It was already super windy, but in the 50s so it felt nice. We started our day with a tour of Markthal, a giant market and apartment complex. It isContinue reading “If It Ain’t Dutch, It Ain’t Much”

Studying Abroad (and actually studying!!)

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” Seneca Class is in session (and boy do I have lots to learn)! I have just finished my first week and a half of school. I was super excited for classes (nerd I know) because I’ve been in need of some routine, and theyContinue reading “Studying Abroad (and actually studying!!)”

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