New-castle suite manoir

Avenue de Barisart, 231, Spa, Liège, The Ardennes, 4900, Belgium | Hotel
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Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

... light. The temperature is constant at around 11 or 12 degrees Celsiuis, and the humidity is nearly 100%. It’s cool for a tour, but to hide? I’d have to be pretty desperate.

Certainly, some people have been desperate. Like I said earlier, the tunnels extend into Belgium, and during the Second World War, at least a handful of Dutch Jews used them as a means of escaping Occupied Holland. One man, Emile Solaman, carved his name along ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

... because most presentations back home have only the people presenting talking with maybe a question-answer panel at the end. Here, presenting is much more interactive, which I actually find to be not only easier on the presenters, but also helps to learn it more and create discussions. If only I could do that back at Minnesota...

So, we'll see how PBL goes, but so far, I think it's going pretty well and I like it. That might change come exam time though...
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Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... 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.
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Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... 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. ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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Most of this week has been centered around events called "Arrival Week." They have been organized by a group geared toward exchange students called Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Apparently they have chapters in pretty much every major university in Europe.

Tuesday (Dinsdag <-- see I'm learning Dutch!), the day I arrived in Maastricht was pretty packed. As soon as I got off the train in Maastricht, I was greeted by people from ESN who drove me from the train station to ...

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This hotel, located on Avenue de Barisart, 231, Spa, is near Les Thermes de Spa.
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