De Hofnar Bed & Breakfast

Keizer Karelplein 13, Maastricht, Limburg, 6211 TC, Netherlands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Maastricht

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

... to anybody who has ever lived in Belgium *cough cough*), but in the Netherlands they are pretty tightly controlled. That’s probably a good thing, since they started off with 20,000 different galleries stretching over 200 kilometres, and now have substantially less, thanks to development work and, more importantly, cave ins. Once you get in, it’s pitch dark and confusing. We are told that the guide has a first aid kit, but if ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

... because most presentations back home have only the people presenting talking with maybe a question-answer panel at the end. Here, presenting is much more interactive, which I actually find to be not only easier on the presenters, but also helps to learn it more and create discussions. If only I could do that back at Minnesota...

So, we'll see how PBL goes, but so far, I think it's going pretty well and I like it. That might change come exam time though...
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Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... of a sports mascot. So we followed the crowd of people heading over to the Markt where there was a stage set up and people everywhere. There were probably thousands of people filling the square and peering from the windows of the buildings around us. Everything was so festive with people wearing the traditional colors of Carnaval, red, yellow, and green, and flying flags with those colors as well.

This ceremony was the unveiling of the ...

Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... up to the City Hall and then stopped and the band was milling around for a while very casually. A Dutch woman came up to us and explained exactly what was going on, we must have looked really confused. The marching band went into the City Hall and unveiled the new clothes for Carnaval to the city government, or something along those lines. It was really cool to have run into that because there is no way we would have known about it otherwise. ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... in being mayor and if you have good qualifications, you are invited for an interview and if the king likes you he will appoint you to a 6 year term. He also talked about some of the customs and traditions of Maastricht, especially about Carnaval, which is a huge festival coming up in March (more about this at a later date). We also had a speaker give a presentation called "Dealing with the Dutch," talking about personalities and characteristics of Dutch people. He emphasized that ...

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