This weekend was my first uninterrupted, plan-less one in Birmingham. It’s always a bit alarming to have a free weekend in a new city, and it requires a great deal of independence and planning. However, I was determined to take advantage and not spend the whole time writing my dissertation and binging on (more) Terrace House. So I took to Google.
During my last week in Maastricht (more on that later), my friends and I decided to take a semi-spontaneous trip to Brugge, Belgium. Three hours away by train, this medieval city is truly beautiful. We were very lucky with the weather, and activities included: climbing up the Belfry of Brugge, beer tasting and of course, eating lots of chocolate!
Den Haag (aka the Hague) was on my Netherlands “bucket list” from the beginning. Perhaps most famous for the Peace Palace/International Court of Justice, it also is very beautiful and has a lovely coast.
Andddd back to Brussels!
After two weeks of winter break, I’m back in Maastricht! January term is different than the last two, as we have no theoretical classes and instead take a combination of writing, statistics and searching tutorials to prepare us for our theses.
Did you know that you can get a round ticket to ANYWHERE in the Netherlands for 7 euros?? All you have to do is find a group of ten people, and you don’t even have to come from the same station!
Christmas here, which means Magisch Maastricht (Magic Maastricht) is back!
Here are a few pictures (and a video!) of a recent trip to Switzerland. It’s only part one, but includes our quick stop-over in Basel and our first day in Lucerne.