The Plan

Trip Start Aug 2008
Trip End Jul 2009

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Tentative Plan of Where I'll be and When ... So You Can Come Visit

August 15th : Going Away Bar Crawl (Belleville, IL)
August 18th : Flight to AMSTERDAM
August 19th - October 17th : LEIDEN, Netherlands
October 18th - 26th : ?????????? (Fall Break)
October 27th - Dec 19th : LONDON, England
December 22 : Flight to ST. LOUIS
[At some point I will be going back to Europe ... date/location unknown]
January 10th - March 6th : GENEVA, Switzerland
March 7th - 15th : ????????????? (Spring Break)
March 16th - May 8th : VIENNA, Austria
May 9th - May 15th : ??????????? (Spring Break 2)
May 16th - July 10 : Most likely Geneva, Switzerland (I'll know for sure in April)

Some Info From Webster about my first destination: Leiden, Netherlands:

Leiden is gorgeous, filled with typical Dutch gable-roof houses, canals, bridges, cathedrals and windmills. It is truly what you would call a "college town," as there are more than 15,000 students living here. Leiden is home to Leiden University, the oldest university in The Netherlands. Thus, there is a lively bar scene, many inexpensive restaurants and lots of parties and student-type events. Different venues are popular on different nights. For more information on Leiden visit:

Did you know that the Pilgrim Fathers lived in Leiden for a time before embarking on their journey across the Atlantic? You can take a Pilgrim walk through town, and we hold our graduation ceremonies in the church where they preached. Leiden is also Rembrandt's birthplace, and one of our dorms sits next to the cemetery where his wife is buried. Leiden is only a half hour's train ride from Amsterdam,

It can be quite rainy and overcast here in the Fall/Winter. A light-weight waterproof jacket will be useful. The temperatures are mild, but it can get quite breezy. Guess why there are so many windmills here...? (A hat and gloves are not only fashionable, but handy, and wearing lots of layers of clothing is the key!)
By the way, the sun does shine here sometimes, and when it does, it is unbelievably lovely! Sunlight reflecting off the canals...
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jbgoll on

Sounds Fun!
You are going to have an awesome time!

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