settling in… to berlin !

Zoe and I are living together during our homestay and it has been quite the adventure so far… When I envisioned our homestay, I figured that we would be with a family, or at least two people and that we would be engaging in their lives and taking part in meals, conversation, and just general…

The Beginning of Berlin

I’ve officially been in Berlin for 2.5 days, and it feels wild to think that Utrecht is behind me, and that this sprawling city will be my home for the next four weeks. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to compare the two cities to familiar cities in the states, and while there isn’t…

De Kas and my final days in Utrecht

On Tuesday, I ventured into Amsterdam for the first time on my own to conduct my first interview, and to have an incredible culinary experience courtesy of my grandfather and the restaurant De Kas. As instructed, I treated myself to a four course lunch which was divine, especially given the surroundings. De Kas is located…

In Bruges (for 48 hours)

This weekend, I made a pretty spontaneous decision and went to Bruges! Being in the Netherlands, I am surrounded by beautiful cities and countries, all a short train ride away. Or, in the case of getting to Belgium cheaply with 2 days notice, 4 short train rides away. On Friday, I finished classes at 3PM,…

A Busy Last Few Days!!

Its been a few days since I last checked in, mostly because I’ve just been so so busy! After Noise ended we had the weekend off. I spent the majority of Saturday doing readings for the week and wandering around Utrecht, and then on Sunday, my group went on an adventure! We got on the…