So after visiting Nijmegen last weekend, one week later and I've had a mini reunion with three of my best Erasmus buddies! My friend Thuy, from Portland, Oregon flew over for a few days and, after picking him up from Gatwick, we headed to Bristol to meet up with two more friends from our year … Continue reading An Erasmus Reunion! (London and Bristol)
Revisiting My Erasmus City (Nijmegen)
When you leave anywhere that you've made memories, you leave a piece of yourself there. My year abroad was one of the most memorable of my life, so the itch to reunite with the place and revel in the nostalgia was unbearable, until I found cheap flights back to the Netherlands and cemented a weekend … Continue reading Revisiting My Erasmus City (Nijmegen)
Failing Your Study Abroad Year (Erasmus)
So! By about February of this year I knew I wasn't going to pass my year abroad in The Netherlands, and I suffered a lot of anxiety at the thought of having to pay back Erasmus grants and generally at the unknown consequences. I spent hours trawling through the internet, searching for others like myself … Continue reading Failing Your Study Abroad Year (Erasmus)
Glass Animals// TivoliVredenburg Utrecht// 04.05.2017
I can't profess to be a long time fan of Glass Animals, as much as I'd like to. I first heard of them on Radio 1 when they dropped the first single from the newest album- 'Life Itself'. I instantly fell in love with the chilled yet dancey vibe and checked out their previous work … Continue reading Glass Animals// TivoliVredenburg Utrecht// 04.05.2017
Doughnuts in Den Bosch!
I opened my curtains this morning (just like everyday) and to my surprise the sun shone down on me! Sunny days have been few and far between recently in the Netherlands, so today was a real treat. To make the most of it we decided, spontaneously, to head to a different Dutch city to explore … Continue reading Doughnuts in Den Bosch!
A Week In Rome
Rome is incredible. I've never been to a city where every turn of a corner leads to another treasure, to the extent where a fountain or church that would be centre of attraction elsewhere just simply exists. There is just so much to see, it's astounding. I arrived at Ciampino airport which was a bus … Continue reading A Week In Rome
5 Things I Miss Whilst Living Abroad
Now, I know I only live in The Netherlands and not somewhere super foreign and exotic but believe me, there are some differences which really stop the place from feeling like England. So I thought I'd list a few things I miss from home, and if you're reading this from a similar perspective let me … Continue reading 5 Things I Miss Whilst Living Abroad
My First Carnival Experience!
Carnival is a huge deal in the Netherlands. Around Easter every year a weekend is set aside for this FOUR!! day event, stretching from Saturday to Tuesday. On Friday I got a text from a friend asking if I wanted to go on a spontaneous trip down to Maastricht, famous for its huge carnival atmosphere, … Continue reading My First Carnival Experience!