Travel Blogs from Maastricht
... my interest. In short, I was determined to go, but never had a chance because I was going to places like Budapest, Vienna and Amsterdam. Oh dear, what Euro problems we have….
I'm leaving in two weeks to go back home to Canada. Enough was enough. If I was going to go to Maastricht, I was going to do it now. My pig-headedness overrode any sense of logic that I might have tried to use, so after Malta/Paris, I went to Amsterdam to drop off ...
... 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 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.
... can get your waffles with or without slagroom. The waitress didn't speak English hardly at all, but we finally figured out slagroom is whipped cream. The waffles were absolutely delicious, probably the best one I've ever had.
On the way back from the boat tour, we ran into a marching band in the Markt. It looked really important and official, so we stopped and watched it and waited for something to happen for quite a while. ...
... to the city. He reminds me a lot of R.T. Rybak, very energetic and a good sense of humor. What is interesting is that to become a city's mayor in the Netherlands, you aren't actually elected. Instead, you're appointed by the king. As the mayor put it, "you don't have to be popular or good-looking, you just have to get the king to like you." You don't even have to live in the city you want to be mayor of. Basically how it works is you write a letter to the king saying you have ...
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