As you can all see I’ve been extremely busy and I didn’t have any time to put a nice new post recently. This is why I decided to put a note about various places and events this time.
In the beginning of April Amsterdam hosted a next edition of the World Pillow Fight Day. It was truly amazing! Dam Square was all covered in fluff, feathers and leftovers of some destroyed pillows. Actually, my coat was covered in feathers for the next two weeks even after washing. The whole fight lasted about an hour, but I guess cleaning this place definitely took longer!
One weekend we visited the famous, because of the cheese obviously, town of Gouda. It’s a very small town, with no much to do around, and actually the Saturday market was way worse than the one in Leiden. There were no freebies and no tastings available! However last minute we discovered the cheese store where I stuffed myself with various cheeses and dips. My favourite one was the garlic gouda.
We also visited the famous Zaanse Schaans in Zaandam. The place is a museum of Dutch culture with various windmills. We’ve seen the oldest Albert Heijn (Dutch supermarket chain) in Holland, entered the windmill with lots of spices, cuddled in the sheep skin (I’ll definitely buy some when I own the house!), and obviously tried some nice cheeses! We had fun, however the weather was typically Dutch (read: cold, rainy and awful!), so we were soaked.
We also went sailing in Leiderdorp. Believe it or not Holland is bloody windy all the time… Apart from the day we went sailing, so it was a bit slow. But fun anyway!
Talking about Leiden there is always something going on here! ISN Leiden does a good job organising things like bowling, climbing, cocktail parties, etc etc.
I cannot also forget about the Cooking club! This semester we made sushi, Lebanese meals, Creole dishes, tapas & meze, Easter brunch, and more are yet to come!
However, I am also organising things. I’m actually working for the University committee and we’re responsible for the organisation of the Orientation Week for the new incoming students. Lots of parties, and fun included! Also, I joined the Mexican team to prepare the stall for the Cultural Festival in June.