Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

Day 161

Posted: March 16, 2014 in A photo a day
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I wish I could have taken a better picture of this amazing b&b room. (Memo to self: pack fisheye lens, even if you think you won’t need it.) I’m so glad that I opted not to crash with friends this weekend because I would have hated to miss out on sleeping on this boat. Opoe Sientje lies (sits? floats?) in the Waal river in the center of Nijmegen, so that’s a location that’s hard to beat. They offer a number of wonderfully decorated and super cute rooms which are all unique, so there’s something for everyone. (Unless you’re into cold and simple decor, then… no.)

Day 159

Posted: March 16, 2014 in A photo a day
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PhD! Weeeeee!

Day 158

Posted: March 16, 2014 in A photo a day
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My parents and my aunt and uncle came to Nijmegen for my defense. The night before the big day, we had dinner at Vlaams Arsenaal. Such a nice place! My parents were baffled that even relatively fine dining includes a side of fries in the Netherlands (and, well, in Flanders), but they had to admit that they are just so much better than in Germany. Also, the beer menu was very impressive!

Day 155

Posted: March 14, 2014 in A photo a day
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I’m spending the week leading up to my defense at the MPI guesthouse. Given that I lived here 3.5 years ago when I came to the Netherlands for the first time, it feels like I’m… closing a circle? Rounding the whole thing up? What’s the metaphor I’m looking for here?
In any case, I’ve got a relatively spacious double room all for myself, I can use the fancy internet here to prepare for my defense and I get to hang with a lot of my friends for a whole week. :)

Day 146

Posted: March 4, 2014 in A photo a day
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I met up with a fun bunch of MPI folks at CafĂ© Samson. If you like beer, you’ll love this place for its wide selection. (If you don’t like beer, well… we can still be friends, I guess.) I had Tripel Karmelietso not predictable.

Day 145

Posted: March 4, 2014 in A photo a day
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Dinner at Burger Bar! I had never had a portobello burger, so I’m not sure if they’re always this difficult and messy to eat. Still super delicious!

Day 134

Posted: February 25, 2014 in A photo a day
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More mail from the Dutch tax office. They basically told me that they discovered that I had only applied for health insurance discounts at some point mid-2012. And didn’t I want to get the rest of the money for 2012? Of course I do. Thanks, Dutch government!