Biking in the rain is quite a humbling experience. Despite the weather being absolutely gorgeous today, around high 60s mid 70s, and smelling of crisp fall air, on my way home I ran into quite the downpour. The kind of downpour that when you look outside you're like "Damn it's really coming down out there." … Continue reading “Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving”
Month: September 2017
Oktoberfest truly is the party of the year. Thursday evening, my friend Nicole and I boarded an overnight bus to take us to Munich for Oktoberfest. 14 hours later we arrived in the center of Munich and headed to our campground. When I agreed to stay at a hostel campground for Oktoberfest I imagined "glamping." … Continue reading Oktoberfest
Birthday at Brouwerij’t IJ
Since going off to college, my birthday being so close to the beginning of the year has been hard to celebrate. Constantly amongst new people and in a new place, finding people to celebrate with has been difficult. Being in a completely new country for my 21st birthday definitely came with some nerves. Despite the … Continue reading Birthday at Brouwerij’t IJ
Am I “Dutch” Yet?
Even as I sit here after my first day of classes in The Netherlands drinking red wine with spaghetti and veggie meatballs, I can say I’m starting to feel somewhat “Dutch.” Today, I finally had my first day of Dutch Business Courses. Going to school in a city is a bit different than going to … Continue reading Am I “Dutch” Yet?
Amherst to Amsterdam
As you have seen, my close friend Bridget who just graduated college visited me this past week on a stop while backpacking around the world. It was perfect timing for her to come as I had just finished up my weeklong orientation and had another week before classes started. Bridget arrived on Tuesday night and … Continue reading Amherst to Amsterdam
Bike Wheels and Windmills
Windmills are a major part of the landscape here in The Netherlands. When I was flying into Schiphol for miles and miles the water was dotted with wind turbines. A technology that has existed for a long time here. Beginning with the traditional windmills that were actually used to pump water out of the farm … Continue reading Bike Wheels and Windmills
I have completely lucked out on the weather so far here in Amsterdam. I remember being so sad when I looked at the forecast for my first week here and saw nothing but rain predicted. In my past two weeks here there has only been ONE rainy day. I really don't like the rain, I … Continue reading Rainy Days