Kannen & Kruiken

Beer! Wine! Country music! Poffertjes! While I spent most of the weekend in the library, making up for any study time lost last week, I did manage to go to the city's wine and beer festival on Saturday night. Called Kannen & Kruiken, this outside festival was located in stadtspark and was a perfect way … Continue reading Kannen & Kruiken

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Graffiti, Flea Markets and an Abandoned Factory

Phase two of my four-day German adventure was in Hannover. While a large city compared to Maastricht, it is smaller than Berlin and has a very industrial feel to it. Here I stayed with a friend from high school who works at an engineering/welding/ laser (??) lab. To be honest I'm still not sure, but it sounds … Continue reading Graffiti, Flea Markets and an Abandoned Factory

Berlin

My class schedule changes week-by-week, and at 3:30 last Thursday I was faced with a four day weekend. Because my exams are still a little ways off, I knew I wanted to use my time to go on an adventure. A friend lives (relatively) close to Berlin and so with that in mind I booked train tickets and was off via Hanover - see the … Continue reading Berlin

PAS+ Festival

Last weekend was the PAS+ Festival (Parcours of Art and Science), celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. Here's a link to the program:  http://english.pasmaastricht.nl/ I had a lot of fun, mainly listening to music. This included a swing band, bluegrass group and even some Balkan beats. I also watched a sitar performance, listened to a brass band play … Continue reading PAS+ Festival

Orientation

The week of orientation was full of new people, activities and places. Not only did I meet most of my classmates, I also got to explore the campus(es) of Maastricht University and discover the PBL system. My Group While some Dutch students did attend, this week was only for those of us who didn’t complete … Continue reading Orientation