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Physical Graffiti

It has been a while since my last post, and I thought perhaps I would do a bit more of an artsy post, because otherwise I will inevitably start to get political and talk about how many countries around Europe … Continue reading

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Squatters

The identical building next to mine used for student housing was empty for the first month or two of my stay.  But quickly, it was overrun by Amsterdam’s populous opportunists.  The laws in Amsterdam were apparently quite liberal when it … Continue reading

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Carnival on Dam Square

I was biking home from class the other day, and lo and behold!  There was a carnival set up in Dam square, complete with a ferris wheel towering over the tight european streets. On the other side of the square(behind … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo

Yeah, sorry for the pun.  I had to do it. Last weekend I went to the Nemo Science Museum here in Amsterdam.  It is a boat-load of fun.  The entire place is geared towards kids, to get them interested in … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather

Don’t let these photos fool you… On my way to the market at Waterlooplein with my roommate Daniel on saturday, we expected a nice bike ride in the sunshine.  Out of nowhere, about half-way to the market, a storm emerged … Continue reading

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Pride in Amsterdam

Flamboyant and Fun. The first weekend I was in Amsterdam, the yearly Gay Pride parade was the talk of the town.  The taxi driver that took me to my hotel the first night I arrived told me that everyone goes. … Continue reading

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First day of class in Hilversum

So yesterday, Monday Sep. 6, was the first day of class at the UvA (Universiteit van Amsterdam).  In the online class schedule, under the heading ‘Location’ for my Philosophy of Psycho-Analysis class, it said: ‘Extern: Beeld en Geluid Institue for … Continue reading

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Pit-stop in Iceland

July 29, 30, 31 On my way to Amsterdam, I decided to stay a couple days in beautiful Iceland during my layover. After arriving in the Keflavik airport, I took the bus straight from there to the Blue Lagoon. The … Continue reading

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