Van der Valk Hotel Stein-Urmond

Mauritslaan 65, Maastricht, Limburg, 6129, Netherlands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Maastricht

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

... my way out to the ticket booth, bought my ticket and got ready to descend.

The caves in Maastricht aren’t “real”, in the sense that they aren’t filled with dank dripping water, stalagtites and stalagmites. Rather, they were formed over the course of about 700 years when stone cutters systematically quarried the naturally-occurring limestone. Inside, it’s even possible to see cart tracks about 12 feet up the wall, ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

... levels of input from the "tutors" or the people that essentially run the class. Each concept starts out with a task that is "pre-discussed" where we find out learning objectives we are supposed to look for in the assigned literature. The next tutorial, we all just discuss the literature based on the learning objectives. There is no professor sitting in front of us telling us what we need to know, generally we need to figure it out on our own.

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Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... of a sports mascot. So we followed the crowd of people heading over to the Markt where there was a stage set up and people everywhere. There were probably thousands of people filling the square and peering from the windows of the buildings around us. Everything was so festive with people wearing the traditional colors of Carnaval, red, yellow, and green, and flying flags with those colors as well.

This ceremony was the unveiling of the ...

Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... we had to by a ticket to see the rest of the church and the treasury. Oops, stupid Americans. So we decided to come back again a different day to check it out.

Later on, we went down to the Maas River and took a boat tour of the city. The boat was basically a restaurant too, and served drinks and waffles, so of course we had to try a waffle. The waitress-y lady person came up to us and we tried to ask what 'slagroom' was, ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... 1:45) because we really wanted McDonald's and thought that they closed at 2:00 that day. So we went to the one in the main square, the Vrijthof, but turns out they closed at 1:00. So we went another McDonalds in the Markt, which was also closed. Burger King was right next door and open so we walk up to it around 1:55. There was a bouncer out front who wouldn't let us in because they closed at 2:00 and they didn't want to serve us (poor customer service, right?). So, we ended ...

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