Tulip Inn Slenaken
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... pictures and ended up eating at McDonalds, which was glorious. American food is so wonderful. I'm not a huge fan of Dutch food so far, so this was a welcome relief. Also, McDonalds took my Visa which was super exciting for me, even though my meal was $9.00 (holy expensive meal at McDonalds!).
We wandered over to the Markt, where there was actually a farmers market of sorts selling fresh meat, fruits, vegetables, and even coffee. ...
... in being mayor and if you have good qualifications, you are invited for an interview and if the king likes you he will appoint you to a 6 year term. He also talked about some of the customs and traditions of Maastricht, especially about Carnaval, which is a huge festival coming up in March (more about this at a later date). We also had a speaker give a presentation called "Dealing with the Dutch," talking about personalities and characteristics of Dutch people. He emphasized that ...
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