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A student survival guide: December (I)

I get up in the morning and it is dark. Then, before I know it, the sun has set and it is not even 5pm…. by dinnertime, I feel like it is already past midnight. 521 more words

Living In Holland

Just a bit of self-care advise for the stressed and anxious.

Perhaps you are still reeling from the results of the US presidential election. Or you’re just reeling from the cold. Maybe you’re feeling blue, you’re home sick and want to barricade yourself in your room and sip all the wine. 535 more words

Practical Stuff

Brick by Boring Brick.

So…wow. I did not mean to leave it so long before writing again. Sorry.

This has been a pretty rough year for us. We both got really ill, and a lot of things have changed in our lives – some things because we’ve been ill, and some things completely unrelated. 826 more words

Practical Stuff

Staying in NL longer than a year? Do these things:

1.  Try to learn Dutch:

Dutch is notoriously difficult to grasp. Its grammar is complicated and its expressions are subtle. It has a unique beauty, but let’s face it, the language is unnecessary for the majority of your day to day interactions. 720 more words


Hotels in Leiden Centrum

Are you planning on visiting Leiden? Or are you already here and your parents are coming over to see you? Here are few comfy hotel suggestions. 552 more words


Learning Dutch???

Most international students I started with left the Netherlands after graduation (see this article about the ceremony ) to continue their studies elsewhere (or to travel and work and think about life before continuing). 475 more words


My Favorite Cafes to Study in Leiden

I’m one of those people who cannot study at home. My cozy bed is always too tempting and that’s why I always go to the Library. 416 more words

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