Sandton Hotel Pillows

Grote Gracht 56, Maastricht, Limburg, 6211 SX, Netherlands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Maastricht

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

For interns (well, at least the ones I knew), there were three easy day trips to "foreign countries" that you could make from Bruxelles: Aachen, Germany; Lille, France and Maastricht, Netherlands. When we had a federal holiday in November, I went to Aachen. I kept meaning to go to Lille, but never did, and was told by a Canadian friend that it was ok, but nothing special. However, I had friends who went to Maastricht tell me of the tunnels and caves, ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

So I've finished two full weeks of classes, and I have to say, this is so much different than the University of Minnesota. Problem-Based Learning is a completely new concept to me, and I'm still figuring out if I like it.

First of all, there are really no lectures (I actually have a lecture every Wednesday for one of my classes but it is "optional" = ain't gonna happen). Everything is discussion based, and all of the discussions are led by the students ...

Back online

A travel blog entry by kommalegacyteam

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... We hoeven ons in ieder geval geen zorgen meer te maken mochten we ingesneeuwd raken.

Het aftellen is begonnen. nog een uurtje of 5 en dan zijn we onderweg richting onze eerste overnachting.

Hardenberg here we come.




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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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... 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, ...

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