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Travel Blogs from Liège
... and went to Utrecht via Maastricht (if you’re not familiar with the Netherlands, take a look at a map. You’ll see this makes no sense). I woke up relatively early and grabbed breakfast at a bakery en route to the train station, feeling awfully proud of myself that I could say “One Chocolate Twist” in Dutch (een Chocolade-Twister, for the curious). I bought my ticket, but missed the train, as I arrived two minutes before it ...
... I only have to worry about and prepare for the 2, which really doesn't have much more work than 2 classes would at the U.
They also do presentations much differently here. I had to give a presentation about arbitrage and parities in my International Financial Management class yesterday. The way that presentations work is that you essentially ask the class to tell you what you are supposed to be presenting. Example: "What is arbitrage?" This is crazy to ...
... Well we ran into a surprise parade (it was a surprise to us at least) where they had tons of marching bands and other floats and people all dressed in typically Carnaval costumes. Some of them were absolutely hilarious, others a little creepy, but it was great to see all of the people really enjoying themselves and getting into the spirit of Carnaval. The parade ended with a bunch of bakers and a man dressed in baker's clothes with a large head, ...
... 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 ...
... t say "The Dutch are..." but instead "Dutch people are used to an environment where..." A couple of the biggest things he said that I have noticed so far is that Dutch people are used to an environment where it's acceptable to be very direct and blunt with people, as well as to give poor customer service, if any really. Then we toured the major buildings of Maastricht University, spread throughout the city. This school is unlike many traditional schools like Minnesota. There is ...
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