Hotel Nieuw Minerva
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Kate and Kiersten now known to the Dutch as the Double K have now created quite a positive - maybe too friendly - reputation for themselves here in Leiden. This has developed through many orientation activities for the much segregated international population of the University. Luckily Kate has managed to weasel her way into the largest sorority of …
... of the parental home.
Ever since I have been trying to keep up with the last tasks on my lists, but at some point today it dawned on me that it isn't important to finish all travel preparations before leaving tomorrow. I will be back for a full week at the end of September and anything that's left to do I can do then. So instead I focused on hanging out with my parents, visiting my grandmother, getting my bunny settled ...
Note to my AP Euro students... There's are no questions on this post. You may skip it if you'd like.
Welcome to Leiden!
We got into Hoek von Holland (Hook of Holland) around 8am. Then got on Dutch Rail through Rotterdam.
Arrived into Leiden around 11am.
My room is quite nice. I have a 3rd floor room overlooking the Old Rhine (the canal in front of the building). The ventilation is awesome - ...
... I had already drawn the conclusion that my job was no longer for me. I have spent the past 7 years in the same place, and while I enjoy living in my apartment and I adore my two roommates (i.e. my pet bunnies), I cannot deny that I would welcome a change of scenery. And last but not least, my boyfriend J is currently living on the other side of the world, so that isn't really a reason to stay either.
So I locked myself up in a ...
... Pilgrim Museum--did you know the Pilgrims lived in Leiden for 12 years BEFORE they came over to the US on the Mayflower? The museum isn't open on Tuesdays so we'll have to see it another time. Instead we went to the Ethnology Museum which was wonderful! It concentrates on the cultures of the other continents (not Europe) and has great multimedia displays. There are movies showing on the walls of each room, along with music of the culture and all sorts ...
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- Pets allowed