Paris of the Future Paris is known for its historic buildings, traditional European architecture, and all-round romantic character. Rightfully so, since the modern metropolis’history dates back to over 2000 years ago. Nonetheless, the city is still developing and constantly updating into a snazzier version of its former self. I recently visited Paris and discovered a few new […]
Lately: Almost Summer It’s been over a month since the last one, so it’s high tide for another LATELY update. I’ve had a great few weeks, things have really improved as soon as spring arrived. Quitting a job I wasn’t particularly excited about also improved my mood a lot. Going on quick and unexpected trip to […]
It’s Summer School application time again! I’ve been looking for an interesting summer school for this year as well, so I thought it would be the perfect time to post about my Beijing summer school experience at the Beijing Normal University Philosophy Summer School 2015. I’ve talked about it on my blog before, but I never really […]
Have you ever wondered if you could visit the Beijing Olympic Park today? It’s been a while since the 2008 Summer Olympics, 11 years to be exact. Do you remember? I recall watching the opening ceremony and being really impressed with the performances. I had just turned 15 years old and watching the Olympics really […]
798 Art Zone The 798 Art Zone or Dashanzi Art District can be found in the northeast corner of Beijing, capital city of the People’s Republic of China. The area currently houses a thriving artistic community in 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings. Nowadays, international artists like Ai Wei Wei display their work in transformed exhibition areas. […]
Have you ever heard of Cape Point? It’s the a famous coastal peak at the tip of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. The Cape Point Nature Reserve lies just outside of Cape Town and might just be one of the most scenic areas in South Africa. Why? Well, because the legendary peak provides amazing […]
Christmas Around the World: 5 Facts It’s finally Christmas! I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends and eating the most delicious cakes and cookies. This Christmas feels a little bit weird, since it’s been abnormally warm in the Netherlands. Certainly no sign of snow this year. Of course, it’s still […]
Lost in Beijing This past July I took off for China to attend the BNU Philophy Summer School in Beijing. It was my first time being in Asia, so visiting a city like Beijing was twice as majorly exciting. We had classes on campus everyday and made lots of visits to cool places. After two weeks of lectures and excursions […]
It’s Monday again: time for a Weekly update! I hope you had a nice few days. This week I finally set up my internet connection, went on an annual summer trip to the beach, and blogged about dragonflies. I also took advantage of the tropical temperatures on Thursday and chilled in the park. The rainy […]
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