Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
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After a long to-and-fro about whether to go to see the tulip festival, we decided at the last moment we would go! Made some rush bookings, which meant our flights cost a little bit more than they had to [but not that much more]. Left on Friday afternoon at four, and got to Leiden by 10pm – airport transfer from Schiphol and time difference …
... the bunnies (one last time!), before eating my pizza like a zombie and crashing. When the job is done, exhaustion comes a-knockin'.
Saturday was a non-stop blur of shopping and party preparations, cleaning the house, packing and crossing off various to-do items on my endless lists. I managed to squeeze in watching the last bit of the F1 qualifying before cooking a lasagna and getting dressed for my party. A ...
... make up your mind as you go along! The barge trip was short, about fifteen minutes. The island was small, inhabited and dare I say, affluent! Lovely modern Dutch houses, still with the mansard roof style, but definitely executive! We finally left the island on its opposite side, and soon picked up a sign for a cycleway to Leiden which we followed, but after a while, the distances to Leiden were increasing rather than decreasing so ...
... interest in our University and wish you all the best in your endeavours."
And while I did get accepted for a placement at the School of African and Oriental Studies in London to study for a Master in Social Anthropology of Development, after the initial shock of the rejection by NUS wore off, it became clear that I wasn't all that excited about going to London after all.
A very confronting session in my company's personal ...
... there in 1953, the result being that they have built an engineering marvel to rival the Panama Canal to keep the water out. We visited one of the big dikes and saw how it was built. Afterwards, we went on to Kinderdijk--the best preserved set of windmills in the country. There are 19 left there now and we took a picturesque canal boat ride to see them all. Then you could also see a film about them and actually go inside one of them. It was roomier than ...
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