Coffee and postcards are probably two my favorite things. There is nothing better than sharing a cup of coffee with a friend and postcards will make them feel really special. So, if I get the chance to combine these two things, I'm over the moon!
Living in a country where you don't speak its mother tongue language, it is always a challenge. In some cases, it's not a big deal, but in others... you know you can't change anything, but that is still extremely frustrating. I believe I experienced both. Here are some takeaways from these experiences.
This Saturday I went to Nacht van Kunst & Kennis. It is this amazing art and science festival organized by Leiden University. This combination makes the experience even better. As usual, there are some good and some bad things about this festival. However, I'm still very happy that I went there.
Before leaving, I was complaining that no one will visit us. I wanted to be loved and missed, just like everyone else. However, leaving meant disappearing from everyone's lives. Then no one would really miss me or need me. Oh, boy, how wrong I was.
I enjoy working, I really do, but I couldn't imagine my life without weekends. They are one of the best parts of the week. During that time I get to relax, be with the loved ones and explore. It's the time when you are free to do anything you want and who doesn't like that?
A huge part of the culture is its traditional food. Just like experiencing a new culture, it is important to feel and taste the cuisine of a country and learn to appreciate it. Hence, to understand how culturally diverse a certain place is, it is enough to learn how many different cuisines you can try. It will tell you more than you think.
When you live in one city and work in another, you get to travel a lot and spend a lot of time on the train. I hated it at first but now I'm slowly falling in love with this way of living. That's a very different way of spending my time from what I'm used to.