I’m sorry I’ve been a little behind the last few weeks in updating my blog. Since Denmark, lots has happened, as usual… and time is flying by way too quickly. I went to Den Haag, Amsterdam and Gent, Belgium the last two weekends. All three of those destinations were short trips, so unfortunately did not see too much of the life there but nonetheless, I had a good time.
Den haag, also known as The Hague, is one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. All the big decision, the parliament is situated there. My friend Jamie and I took a day trip to The Hague, hoping to also drop by the Delft but we didn’t have enough time. A few of my friends from Belgium also drove to meet us there, we had a blast catching up and exploring the city a little bit. After my friends left, Jamie and I went to the beach and played glow in the dark black light mini golf. It was pretty darn epic! I also did not know there was a beach in the Netherlands, though it looks similar to the beach areas in California.
Last weekend I went to Amsterdam to see a friend who was in town for business. It was a short but very tiring trip, we pretty much walked around all day for the most part. It was beautiful weather… but like I said the first time I went there, I don’t think I’d be able to live there. It was much different going to Amsterdam not with the school though.
I got back from Amsterdam Saturday evening, and left early Sunday morning for Gent, Belgium. It was originally a three hour trip, turned into a seven hour trip. I didn’t arrive until 4 in the afternoon although I left at 9 AM. Partly my own fault, I woke up late, had to take the next train, which doesn’t stop at the same places. I waited for the next train for two hours and finally got on the correct train to my destination where my friends were patiently waiting for me. For the rest of the day, they gave me a thorough tour of the city and the main attractions, we went to the park and explored, almost took a roller coaster ride at an amusement park and enjoyed each others’ companies. Not getting much sleep that night, I woke up early in the morning on Monday to ensure a smooth trip back to school.
What a weekend! The week has been just as insane with the 25th anniversary celebration ceremonies. We had a haunted house and Medieval night on Monday (there was sword fighting, medieval band). Tuesday, we had a reception with all of our visitors, a falcon bird show and a delicious dinner at De Buun.
Two weeks and four days. I cannot believe it. It has already been three months? I suppose we’ve been traveling so much we lost track of dates. But thats okay. It’s crunch time with finals and many papers coming up but I did not waste a second to travel to Sardinia on my last weekend. It is an island on the coast of Italy, it is a huge tourist attraction.
I’m currently in Alghero, Sardinia for the weekend. The sun is beautiful, the skies are blue and the water is calm. I could not have asked for a better place to go on our last travel weekend. (Next week is finals, so we’re not allowed to travel…. understandably so)