Hotel 't Vlinderhofke

Julianaweg 21, Sint Geertruid, Limburg, 6265 AH, Netherlands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sint Geertruid

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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Of course, people have used these tunnels for precisely for the purpose of hiding. When the French were roaming around in the late 1700s, Dutch citizens moved underground, carving sleeping platforms into the walls and hiding their livestock with them. They were revelaed by an escapee pig who emerged from the side of the mountain and then led the French to the rest of his pig kin, but I can’t imagine how the people survived, with only ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

... this set-up, however, this means that each student needs to be prepared for the class and contribute to the discussion in order to make this system work. Also because of this, every student must attend every class (no skipping class to go on weekend trips). This sucks because I have a class Monday-Friday (the first time I've had class on Friday since high school.

However, I'm only taking two classes at a time. So instead of the 7 classes I took ...

Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... Prince Carnaval symbolically runs the city during Carnaval. The mayor hands over the key to the city and then the celebration begins and lasts until they transfer it back. Well the Prince Carnaval, it turns out, was the baker with the giant head, and they take him up to a stage in the middle of the Markt, parade him around for a bit, sing some, and then unveil who it is. Then they sing, dance, and generally party because Carnaval is just around the corner.
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Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... no water anywhere, no drinking fountains, nothing. So, Hannah and I grabbed a couple for the road.

The best part of today was actually just slowing down and admiring the beauty of the city. Instead of tearing down and building new buildings like is common in the US, in Maastricht, they reuse the old buildings, so most of the buildings, especially in the city center are hundreds of years old. We wandered around the ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... in case you were curious). Anyway, our prize was Stroopwafels which are probably some of the most delicious things I've tasted. It's like a waffle cookie with like caramel or molasses or something inside of it (I can't read the package, it's in Dutch).

Thursday (Donderdag) was orientation for Maastricht University. We were basically lectured to about rules and stuff for a good 4 hours, but at least some of them were interesting. The mayor of Maastricht came and ...

       

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